Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Company- San Diego
Although they are brewing on a small-scale right now, Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Company is producing some big brews. Their latest batch, Needle In The Hey! IPA, 10% ABV, is a good example. This brew is a big IPA, in that it goes all out on classic IPA characteristics. Actually, due to the high alcohol level, which is hidden, by the way, it’s more like a double IPA. Whether a single or double, I really enjoyed tasting this brew:
Amber in color, this beer has lively effervescence and a big, white head. Fresh aromas of grapefruit, orange, melon, and passion-flower are evident. Texture is medium-thick, flavors are similar to aromas with a hint of papaya, and sweetness from the malt is balanced perfectly with a pleasant hop bitterness. Great carbonation for refreshing the palate, and smooth, clean, refreshing finish.
I’ll be following Thr3e Punk Ales as they release new beers so that I can taste more of their craft. Thr3e Punk Ales is another one of those up-and-coming small craft breweries I watch in San Diego, i.e., the group that is making really tasty and interesting small-scale brews.