This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Shiner Wicked Ram IPA.
I picked this up a few weeks ago at the Beverage Barn on Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park where they always let you buy singles. Its a great store if you are looking to browse as they have a fantastic selection of reasonably priced beer and they never push you to buy. But what makes this a superior beer store is the fantastic selection at more than competitive prices.
But enough about the beer store - lets talk about the beer. According to their website, this is Shiner's first IPA in their 106 year history. I have no explanation for why they waited this long to make an IPA, but I can't argue the point.
The beer poured a golden yellow with nice foam which coated the glass. There was some hops in each sip, but this beer has more session IPA in it than biting hoppy IPA. I tasted some pine and a bit of citrus, however the bitter was somewhat subdued. The beer was mildly carbonated and within half an hour of the pour, the carbonation in the glass was negligible. Still, it was a good first try to Shiner and I look forward to trying what I expect to be many other variations on the IPA.
The Shiner Wicked Ram IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit although there is no symbol on the the bottle. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the Shiner Wicked Ram IPA, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/143/186942.
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