Continuing on my Railhouse Brewery theme this week, today I report on their FCA IPA. This is an English style India Pale Ale. The FCA IPA is 7.5% alcohol by volume and has an International Bittering Units score of 73. The IPA has a deep hoppy flavor and builds a good head when poured. It finishes with a smooth taste of bitterness.
I must in general I am not an India pale Ale fan, but this one I will have again. I think it would pair well with the heavier foods of wither like my wife’s meat loaf.
This is the second time I discovered one of our local beers in a local Super Market. This oatmeal stout is 6.5% ABV and an IBU of 32.5. It pours from the bottle with a good, dark, cola-brown color, but there is next to no foam. The aroma is subtly sweet and coffee smelling. The flavor has a noticeable earthy coffee roast contrasted against a creamy, milk-like sweetness, making this beer taste like a hybrid between a dry Irish stout and a milk stout. Much like an Irish stout, though, the texture is smooth, light, and almost creamy. Overall, the light body of this beer makes it go down easy, but the complex combination of roast and sweetness asks to be sipped and savored