This is a unique brew review! On national IPA day, I tried Summer IPA from Pine & Palm Brewery in three different glassware to see how the beer changes due to the glassware. I used a tulip or bulb glass, a teku glass and an IPA glass (which I have not yet found to be a great glass for IPAs, just my opinion). Below will be a side by side comparison of the glasses.
Pine & Palm Brewing Summer IPA
Crowler. ABV 7.5%
|COLOR||Amber, Carbonated, Clear, Clean, Finger Width Head||Amber, Carbonated, Clear, Clean, Finger Width Head||Amber, Carbonated, Clear, Clean, Finger Width Head|
|SMELL||Slight Dank, Slight Tropical Fruits||Tropical Fruits, Candy||More Freshness, Slight Dank, Tropical Fruits|
|TASTE||Asparagus (I don’t think that is the taste but can’t figure out what hop to compare too), Hoppy, Hints of Citrus||Earthy, Not as Dry, Citrus||Earthy, Citrus|
|AFTERMATH||Dry, Smooth, Pucker||Dry, Sour||Dry Mouth, Pucker|
In the end, I am a fan of either the Teku or Tulip glass for IPAs (and probably all beers). I think the open top vs. narrow really allows for the aromas to come out vs. being for toned in experienced. Also, I do not like how the beer sits in the funnel at the bottom of the IPA glass. I know that top (and way more educated) breweries invented this glass and maybe in the future when I become more educated about beer my mindset will change. This was a fun experience. Second, crowlers are tough and a huge commitment when you are drinking it a lone because you can not seal it back up. Sometimes I just want a glass or two of beer, not like six or seven (haha). Sometimes the 22oz bombers are getting too much when I do reviews (sometimes not). I wish I could find more 16oz cans in Fresno. Grade 4.8/5.