the bitter nib: Furthermore Full Thicket Double IPA

Furthermore Full Thicket Double IPA.

Slightly hazy, light amber coloring, thick, bone-white head, leaving lace.

Aroma: dank hops, dark malts. a little sweet and fruity, but hop bitterness on top. a bit of a muddle, though, nothing really stands out and takes attention.

Taste: Bold entrance on the palate, fresh hoppiness, and then swiftly fading back. Medium-bodied, with a blase’ finish. No ABV given, doesn’t feel too high, though…could be wrong. The soon-gone hop attack is a disappointment. In general, I’m feeling disappointed. There’s some caramel and chocolate malt flavor appearing on the palate that don’t quite mesh well with piney, citric hop presence. Again, it’s a mixed-up meddle that doesn’t come together very well in the mouth. Leaves me feeling unfulfilled.

Blah. I don’t enjoy saying it about a Furthermore beer, but this is one of the least satisfying double IPAs I’ve ever encountered. If I could turn back time, I’d have found something else to spend $9.99 on than this 6-pack. Curse this desire of mine to “try ’em all”!

Hey, what’s the label say? “Local hops added for extra Wisconsin-ness.–A Furthermore Beer brewed and bottled by Milwaukee Brewing Company, Wilwaukee, WI.” Oh.

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