No Label Brewing Mint IPA
As I usually do when I travel, I stock up on beers I can't get in New Orleans. On a recent trip to Houston, I wanted to grab some local beer and I came across No Label Brewing based in Katy, TX. They had a few offerings at the Spec's I went to, but the one that caught my eye was the Mint IPA. I love mint and I love IPAs, so I bought a six pack.
It's got a very subtle mint smell to it, but I'm not sure if I was just looking for it. It's got a nice citrus smell too. It tastes great. Citrus and spicy hop flavor, with some sweetness from the malt. I didn't really pick up much mint, if any at all.
But maybe that's a good thing.
The mint, according to the bottle, the mint balances out the five hops used in brewing, and I'd have to agree. The mint is so subtle though. It's similar to Stone's coconut IPA in that it says a flavor on the bottle, but it's very very subtle.
As a mint IPA, I'd say it's so-so, but as an IPA in general, I'm a big fan. I could drink this regularly.Similar Beers
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