Friday, January 27, 2012

Timma! (Great Waters Brewing Co, St. Paul, MN)

Stopping in for some growlers after a happy hour around the corner at Amsterdam Bar & Hall, a sample of Timma! convinced me to try a fill of this one.  New England India Pale Ale, so labelled on the Great Waters website.  Built on a combination of English malt and American hops, the moniker fits well.

Lighter than in the picture, this IPA is a light copper ale with golden edges.  Stark white fluffy head that lingers a bit on the second pint, and fell with a very nice lace.  Strong malty nose with caramel and toffee notes, and  a slight citrus hidden behind potent earthiness.  English character of the nose continues in the taste, but the hop bite is more northwest hop.  Acrid bitterness lingers pleasantly with a full mouthfeel in spite of the light appearance.

A very nice beer, and, in a recurring theme, drink it slowly to let it warm a little so the balance improves and the hops open up.  On the website, it mentions a limited quanity of a oak aged cask version that sounds very interesting.

1 comment:

  1. A big fave of mine! Glad to see it featured on your blog!