Craftworks Jirisan Moon Bear IPA



Though good beer's getting easier to come by here in Korea, a truly fine IPA is still something of a rarity. Had this on draft at the Jangpyeong location of El Gitano, a fine sports bar with a view of the bay on Geoje Island. Maybe it was the combination of hard to find Mexican food and IPA... but there are fond memories with this beer.

Style: IPA
ABV: 6.8%
Serving type: Draft

Appearance: Dark and slightly hazy amber with thick, two finger length head.
Aroma: Musty pine and citrus come through the most with strong hop undertones.
Taste: Piney and citrusy throughout with a nice, not so subtle sweetness coming through. A nice long lasting bitterness lingers well after the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full palate.
Overall: While it may not be winning awards anytime soon, this is an extremely reliable IPA that won't let you down. Yes, there are better ones out there, but not only are they difficult to find here in Korea, they're not really necessary. This is extremely easy to drink for its 6.8% abv, and is crisp and refreshing in the long, hot summer months to come.

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