27 May 2017

968. Rita Kohn's Hangin' Tough

This is a beer that I am very glad I was able to get my hands on. I had been seeing lots of posts on Facebook about this beer - but since I tend to avoid large crowds, I didnt even try to go to the launch event. Luckily, I found one at a local liquor store. And while I have never meet Rita Kohn in person, I have read much of her work and am familiar with who she is and what she means to the Indiana Beer Community. So, drinking this beer is a great way for me to personally show my appreciation for what she does. I also thought that it was very cool that one of the oldest Brewpubs in Indy joined with a Female-Owned and operated brewery to make this collaboration. That is pretty awesome in my eyes.

It's no secret that I tend to stay away from the West Coast Dry-and-Hoppy IPAs of the world. They just don't hit my mouth in a way I enjoy. So, it was with caution that I approached this beer. It had a nice and foamy head to it, that smelled really good - probably the oatmeal reminding me how many cookies I've eaten in my life. Upon my first taste, I was worried I wasnt going to like it. It starts off pretty heavy and dry upfront - and my mouth was worried. Luckily, the rest was pretty amazing. It hits hard at first, but then goes down pretty easy and smooth, without too much bitterness. Then, a nice and subtle fruity-citrusy flavor creeps in during the backend, and lingers for a short period of time. While it's not a go-to beer for me, I am happy and proud to add it to my list.

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