Don't Float the Mainstream is the motto of Sweetwater, a brewery I like and respect. It is, however, an odd sentiment for an IPA, perhaps the most commonly produced "craft" style. Well, this one has rye, and you can taste it a bit. It also has strong grapefruit and pine hops and a distinct flavor of raw pizza dough. Unfortunately what it also has is bitterness without character. Lemon pith kind of bitterness. It just needs more interesting flavors. This beer is drinkable, but below par for Sweetwater. I know you guys can do better!
Reviewed: October 21, 2013