Solemn Oath (Naperville, IL) Wreckage Master American Double IPA
In case you haven't already deduced from my previous reviews, I like Solemn Oath Brewery a whole lot. I'm always happy to try new beers at work--such a crushing burden, I assure you--but I'm super happy when a new beer arrives from Naperville, or when one that I've already had rotates back into the bar. Though I certainly like the whole gamut of Solemn Oath's beer production, I'm particularly fond of their IPA's. Wreckage Master is no exception. The product description is as follows: "Juicy American Hop Character with Notes of Ripe Citrus and Tropical Fruit Accompany an Assertive Bitterness and Light Caramel Malt Backbone." Basically a bigger version of Snaggletooth Bandana, Wreckage Master possesses a orange-straw color and gives off a malty aroma. The citrusy hops are highly pronounced initially and linger well into the aftertaste; no surprise given that this DIPA clocks in at 115 IBU's. 8.5% ABV.