A Note on This Beer
I always used to say don’t judge a beer by its label, but that was before I got a peek of today’s Trial By Wombat NE-Style IPA.
That oversized gerbil baring its teeth on the can is a creature straight out of my nightmares!
But even a can this frightening doesn’t scare Buffalo’s craft fans away — they know that if it comes from the New York State Craft Beer Competition winners at Thin Man, there’s some serious hop goodness inside!
And they are totally right because this hazebomb was made using only hard-to-find Galaxy Hops from Australia! This brew is so juicy and tropical, it's probably good that the label is utterly terrifying — it's the only way your friends won't dive in and drink your entire stash!
Thin Man is new to Tavour, but they’ve been dominating the craft scene in upstate New York since opening in 2016. In fact, they’re so popular with locals, they are about to open their third taproom!
Good thing too, considering the place turns into a zoo whenever fresh cans of Wombat are released. Even their Instagram page gets flooded with comments like “Time to try to catch a Wombat again!” and “Why isn’t there a wombat emoji for this beer yet?”
We only managed to capture a small amount of this juicy little monster, and are ready to release it out into the wild just for our members to taste.
Bright citrus aromas greet the nose from the opaque, golden pour. Juicy pineapple, ripe mango, and drippy peach flavors dance across the palate for a fruity sip while the addition of Flaked Oats gives this brew a thick, heavy mouthfeel. A hint of bitter melon appears on the finish, making the 7% ABV go down oh-so-smooth.
So next time your buds ask for a recommendation on a juicy, masterfully crafted IPA, teach them a valuable lesson and hand them a can of Trial by Wombat.
One sip and they'll never judge a beer by its label again!
Rated 4.09 on Untappd
Packaged On July 19th, 2019
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