Category Archives: American Brett IPA

Anchorage The Ghosts In Their Eyes

Brewery: Anchorage Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: Brett IPA
Other Notes: Ale fermented in oak tanks with brettanomyces

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brett IPA brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops. Fermented in oak tanks with a Belgian yeast and two strains of Brettanomyces. Dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy hops. Bottle conditioned for natural carbonation. Enjoy.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, batch #1, poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden colour with a thin half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, tropical fruity, mango, peach, orange zest zing, funky, brett, musty, and damp wood notes.
Taste: Light sourness, lemon zest, grapefruit, lightly bitter, funky, brett, peppery spice, with hints of mango and peach.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: It’s a good and enjoyable brett IPA. It’s not my favourite style, but this was done well.

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Carbon Brews Funky Rich Lupulins v3.0

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 8.5%
Style: Brett IPA
Other Notes: 15 IBUs. Hops – Citra and Mosaic. Yeast/microbes – Amalgamation II. Barrels – s003 & s004 French oak

Brewer Description: (from bottle) One barrel was pre-acidified before fermentation then we blended and dry hopped both to give us a more balanced acidity. Gives an abundance of tropical fruit and a moderate level of funk.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottled, packaged on 1st March 2021, and with a best before date of 1st March 2023. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice slightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Floral, citrusy, lemon zest, funky, brett, stone fruit, mango and pineapple.
Taste: Funky, brett, oak, light tartness, tropical fruit, melon, pineapple, lemon zest, with light white wine notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Brett IPAs are not my favourite, but this was quite enjoyable, especially the aroma.

Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Brett IPA
Other Notes: Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Westbrook Brewing Co., Mount Pleasant, SC

Brewer Description: (from bottle) To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with Bretts irresistible, seductive, alluring and very charming nature, it will ensnare you and drive you to the point of obsession to create the desirable tangy, funky, tart flavor in ya mouth.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange juice, orange rind, lemon, tangy, lightly tart and a touch of brett.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, citrusy, orange juice, orange, lemon, lemon zest, tangy, grass, brett with hints of tropical fruit, pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not bad at all, but not as good or complex as the Femme Fatale Blanc that I had just tried a day earlier. Still worth a try though.

Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Brett IPA
Other Notes: Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Westbrook Brewing Co., Mount Pleasant, SC

Brewer Description: (from bottle) To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with Nelson Sauvin’s fruity and seductive personality, along with Bretts irresistible, overpowering, alluring and very charming nature, it will ensnare you and drive you mad obsessing over how exactly you can create the perfect desirable tangy, funky, crisp, tart flavor in ya mouth.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.77
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lots of tropical fruit, apricot, peach, pineapple, grape, citrus peel, grapefruit, funk, brett, and a hint of leather.
Taste: Light sour and tart, lightly bitter, citrusy, grapefruit zest, grape, green apple, funky, brett, and leather.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice as the fruitiness balanced out the brett.