It’s one other sports-themed beer from Boston’s Harpoon, this one brewed in collaboration with three Massachusetts native hockey gamers — Matt Grzelcyk, Chris Wagner, and Charlie Coyle. It’s a pilsner that’s triple dry-hopped to make for an uncommon mixture of lager and IPA kinds, made with Cascade, Sterling, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. A portion of proceeds from the gross sales of the beer might be donated to the Corey C. Griffin Foundation, “which supplies monetary help to Boston non-profits targeted on underprivileged youth and people with medical challenges.”
It’s a curious however largely profitable mixture of kinds: Malty and cereal-forward, then frivolously hoppy and earthy. The creamy, rounded physique can maintain its personal towards the hops, however the mixture by no means 100% gels: The hops really feel boring and missing in fruit and spice, the malt a bit quick on that crisp, cracker-like character. A little bit flat on the end, however in all probability adequate for if you’re watching a hockey sport rinkside.
B / $14 per four-pack of 16 oz cans / harpoonbrewery.com