What I'm drinking tonight: Parallel 49's "Dumb Funk" Brett IPA!
This is my first crack at a "Brett" IPA, so I was really not sure what to expect. It pours a rich golden/amber with a generous white head and has a strong hoppy nose, but the flavour is, well - different. It is nowhere near the hopfest on the tongue that the nose anticipates. The usual citrus flavours are there, but they take a back seat to.. could that be... mint? Menthol? Very strange. Not entirely unpleasant, but then again I do "What I'm drinking tonight" to get some mileage out of my search for new tastes, and in that sense, mission accomplished: we have a new taste! Very clean and crisp, virtually no aftertaste.
Technically, there's little wrong with this brew. That doesn't mean the flavour choices work. In my not so humble opinion, they don't. Perhaps I should be thankful that the taste does not linger. What a needy, clingy bad relationship choice this would be if it did.
I don't have any funk in my MP3 collection, so while sampling this I picked the funkiest thing I could find to listen to: Chuck Mangione. Sadly, even Chuck could do little to make me "Feel so good" about a menthol IPA.
6.8%abv, and with a rating of 6.5/10, a rare, nay singular disappointment from an otherwise amazing brewery. About $6 in the bomber shown here.