A big thanks to Jason for sending me this Allies Win The War English Strong Ale a collaboration from 21st Amendment Brewing & Ninkasi Brewing. The ale is aged on California dates and dry hopped with hops only from the PNW.
Allies Win The War pours out reddish brown in color with a lot of garnet and ruby hues and is topped with a large, off-white head that slowly recedes down. Big hops on the nose. Mostly grapefruit with a good dose of malty sweetness and dark fruit. In the mouth, this is good and bitter with layers of flavor and fruity sweetness pushing its way through. Some alcohol warmth. Slight oily mouthfeel. Splotchy lacing on the glass. Getting close to full bodied. Lively carbonation. A good lenght finish that is citric with a jolt of spice at the end finishes off this lovely ale.
A different ale that is assertively hopped with nice fruity aspects. Give it a try, you just might like it. I did!
12 ounce can, 8.5% ABV, 52 IBUs
Beer 1 of 366 for 2012