Monday, April 26, 2010
Day 116 Drink: Skull Coast Maelstrom IPA
The Skull Coast Ale Company creates big, bold, high-end ales that celebrate the people, culture and history of the Carolinas during the Golden Age of Piracy. That's what the press release from this Fort Mill, S.C., brewery says. The company has just released its first ale and I ran into it at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh on Saturday.
Skull Coast Maelstrom IPA is brewed with seven different hops and comes in at 85 IBUs. The 7 percent alcohol by volume ale is an amber gold color with a thick tan head. Plenty of citrus in the nose and the flavor is full of pine infused hops. This beer will appeal to hop heads and is a good summer brew.