Atwater Salvation IPA

Atwater Salvation IPA (label)Atwater Salvation IPA is another of the beers I got in my first Beer of the Month selection. The Atwater Brewery is based in Detroit and offers up this beer at 6% alcohol:

Our version of India Pale Ale. Brewed with European malts and Northwest hops and then generously Dry Hopped with Cascade Hops for a nice citrus finish. Truly a Salvation for all Hop Heads.

That’s also probably one of the crappiest images I’ve yet run for a beer (or in this case, beer label); but that’s what they have on their site.

Appearance: Peach-yellow and very clear. Fluffy white head from a vigorous poor.

Smell: Light nose profile; a bit fruity and lightly hoppy. Toasty biscuit.

Taste: Bready, light toast, wheaty malts; hops are subdued with a clean, lightly spicy bitterness. Nutty. Doesn’t have the huge bitterness of recent American IPAs… more in the English style.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied but a tad watery. A dryness from the hops.

Overall: Decent, but not the American IPA bomb that their description would lead you to believe.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores a grade of B-. On RateBeer, it scores 2.91 out of 5, and is in their 36th percentile.

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