Icarus Brewing is quickly emerging as one of my favorite breweries in New Jersey. As in my past review for the brewery, I was able to witness the birth of this brewery from even before it opened up until now with a few can releases already under their belts. Although I had tried We Want the Gold at the Maloney's Beer Fest a few weekends ago, I'm a thirsty guy that needed some to go. I picked up a 4-pack of We Want the Gold and was more than excited to give a full pint the try on a nice fall evening.
It's such a good and underrated IPA. Right now, I'm really into IPA's that are more on the melon and pineapple side of things versus the turbid hop-bombs that I was chasing after at the beginning of the year. We Want the Gold delivered those sweet, sweet tropical dulcet tones within the innards of my Icarus belgian glass. This brew is smoother and more refreshing than the 8% ABV would suggest. If you like your IPA a bit sweeter and toned down on the bitterness, this is a great option to seek out. I've loved that so far Icarus has been able to craft different IPA's with different profiles and I do have to say, as much as I love Yacht Juice, We Want the Gold is up there as well.
Now if only we could can or bottle the Kalishnakov *wink wink Icarus*... Salud!
- Untapped Rating: 4.10
- BeerAdvocate Rating: 4.20
- Hops & Horns Rating: 4.00