I was feeling like an IPA, as usual, so when I went to the fridge to find one, I saw this bottle sitting on the top shelf. The label looked like Dogfish Head’s (and they made a great IPA) so I chose it. It was called Hopfish, had a picture of a fish on the label, I figured this would be hoppy. Don’t ask me why I associate fish with hops, especially after Happy Endings the other day.
It wasn’t until I poured it out that I really read the label. English Pale Ale. Damn. English equals drab. That’s exactly what this beer was. Maybe it was my false expectation of an IPA or the fact that EPAs are boring, but there was nothing exciting here.
It was pale in colour with a slightly hoppy smell, but the taste was all English malty ale. Near the end there was a teeny tiny bit of bitterness, but too little too late.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 6.2%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle