This brewery just continues to impress me. Their beers tend to move toward the sweet side but for the most part they are well made and well balanced. This beer poured from the bottle an amber color with a nice creamy off white head. The lacing followed me down the mug as I drank on. It had a spicy hop aroma with a slight sweetness that came through. On the palate it was smooth and pleasing. The hop character was strong but was balanced by a sweet honey like taste. It really wasn’t bitter for a hopped out IPA either – not that bitter is bad. In the commercial description Clipper City says they use for Malts: Crisp English Pale, Carapils, and Munich. For hops they mix it up with Magnum, Centennial, Chinook, Amarillo and Palisade. I have to make my way down to Maryland and pay these guys a visit.
My Ratebeer.com score: 3.9