Beer: Summit Double IPA
Brewery: Harvest Moon Brewery Cafe
Style: Double IPA
Serving Style: Draft
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: Harvest Moon Brewery Cafe, New Brunswick, NJ
Primary Consumer(s): Ally & Kerensa
Sight: Rich amber color, with little-to-no head when served, just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
Smell: Sweet, citrusy hops.
Flavor: Initially a butterscotch flavor, with small notes of citrus and a salty bready/yeasty taste. The endnote is earthy and bitter, like bitter salad greens or frisée.
Feel: Thin but not watery, and slick. Moderate carbonation.
Concluding Remark: Although it reminds Kerensa of a lesser Troegs Nugget Nectar, Harvest Moon’s Double IPA is still a solid, straightforward rendition. It’s complex, with lots of flavor, which hide the ABV well. Harvest Moon rotates their beer menu pretty often, so you might not always find the Double IPA, but if you happen to be in the Brunswick area and spot it on the menu board, give it a try.