Year of New Beer: Strawberry Upside Down Cake IPA, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)
Written By: Dion on 10/28/2018
Strawberry jam and some citrus on the nose in the early going, warming to include a hint of vanilla-like sweetness. Very nice malt presence that does indeed give the impression of cake. On the tongue, citrus bitterness does blend nicely with the strawberry note that builds through the middle. Even though there's substantial sweetness due to the lactose and cake/shortbread backbone, this still maintains a pretty solid hop presence. Smooth, sweet, and creamy with a citrus bite. Very nicely done.