This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at another of the "Samuel Adams" Brewing American Dream series - the Desert Kaleidoscope IPA.
The beers in this series were prepared in collaboration with five breweries. In addition to the Desert Kaleidoscope IPA the other four beers are Three Ninety Bock (made with Roc Brewing Co.); Time Hop Porter (made with ChuckAlek Independent Brewers); Tea Party Saison (made with Woods Beer Co.) and Oats McGoats Stout, (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2017/10/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-oats.html) which was partnered with Brewery Rickoli. (For a great article on the mentor program, click here http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/beer/ct-sam-adams-beer-mentor-program-20170717-story.html).
The Desert Kaleidoscope IPA was made in collaboration with Bosque Brewing and is brewed as a strong American IPA. The beer is bursting with citrus and pine and has great depth of flavor. At 7.0% abv it is a little on the high side of alcohol content for an American IPA. The carbonation level is a bit strong too, but that's also to my liking. There was more than decent lacing which lasted through the drink and gave a little malt on top of the bitterness.
The Desert Kaleidoscope IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the bottle. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/292902.
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