Review: Torque Curmudgeon Sour IPA

Torque CurmudgeonI feel like this beer was released months ago but it's probably been only a few weeks since it was released, but Torque's Curmudgeon Sour IPA is finally available in my neck of the woods. I've stated many times lately that I'm not too fond of sours but I'll still drink them.

From the can: Tarty, Edgy, Hoppy, Surly. Pair with not being crotchety. 6.0% ABV

Appearance: Cloudy with copper-orange-peach appearance to it. Mild amount of carbonation in the body. The head has a lot of thickness to it with a beige hue, diminishes rather gradually with a layered lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Sour, hoppy, grainy and citrusy. Lots of lemon in there, a floral and light pine bitterness from the hops, and a lot of graininess to it. The sourness tickles the nostrils a good deal, this is going to be sour.

Taste: Good amount of sourness in this beer with notes of lemon and lime. Lots of graininess in this beer that pops out in every sip, very grainery forward taste. Moderately hoppy with a mixture of grassy hops, floral hops and a bit of piney hops.

Overall Thoughts: Sour but not face puckering like many, nor will it likely upset my stomach. I've been drinking this a bit lately, enjoying the hop presence of the beer. Very grain-forward beer.

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