The Elm Street IPA from Natty Greene's Brewing Company in Greensboro, North Carolina pours out a brassy-copper in color with good clarity and is topped with a one finger, tightly knit, snow white head that sticks around for a good while before reducing down to a film with a large collar. On the nose, aromas of orange, pine, toffee, biscuit and some flower. Quite sweet at first in the mouth with flavors of biscuit and toffee that are followed by a matching hop bitterness that is mostly piney and citrus. Medium bodied. Fine carbonation. Thick sheets of lacing on the glass. Good amount of oil in the mouthfeel. The finish is quite long with bitter and sweet going the whole way.
A very well balanced IPA. You can tell there is a good dose of hops in this craft brew but the taste also shows off an equal amount of malt. Easy drinking and very smooth. Recommended.
12 ounce bottle, 6.4% ABV
Thanks to Ken for sending this craft brew to me.