Bolero Snort - I Ain't Afraid of No Bulls
It's summertime. Bring out the session IPA's, the pale ales, the lagers... you know, the lighter beers meant to be enjoyed when you are outside. A great trend in recent years has been the advent of developing beers lighter in ABV, but still retaining some flavor to it. It seems to be quite the challenge for a few breweries. How do you retain somewhat of a decent hop profile to a beer while sacrificing some of the "buzz"?
Well, Bolero Snort just released a pretty good session IPA in the guise of "I Ain't Afraid of No Bulls". The cover art on the bottle is fantastic. And how could I possibly pass up the chance to review a Bolero Snort "Bulls" beer with a site like Hops & Horns? Upon pouring, you get some citrusy notes to it. I was eager to give this a shot since I hadn't had anything from Bolero Snort until the last two weeks. So far, the other two offerings hadn't disappointed... and on a warm summer early evening, I knew a session IPA would hit the spot.
This one surpassed my expectations and was definitely above average. It doesn't pack quite the flavor punch I was hoping for, but it's subtle enough to still be enjoyable. Honestly, I'll be on the lookout for another bottle. At about $6.50 for a 22 ounce bottle, it was not a bad price point for it. I'm definitely looking forward to buying another on in the near future.