An IPA a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Calypso Single Hop IPA (Hermitage Brewing Company)
What a disappointment. I’m counting it as a number in the series because I doubt I’ll ever have this beer again (I haven’t seen any of the Hermitage beers in Colorado so far), but this was just an old bottle, clearly. The hop bitterness was there but it was one-note, none of the wonderful trademark Calypso flavors came through (apple and pear) at all. Everything was masked by an unpleasant vaguely metallic maltiness as well; I’ve associated this quality in the past to bottles that have clearly been on the shelves a while.
What a shame; I enjoyed the Simcoe and Citra single hop IPAs from Hermitage quite well.