Brewery – Listermann
Beer – Yacht Rock
Style – Milkshake IPA
ABV – 6.5%
NE Milkshake IPA brewed with Citra and El Dorado with coconut, pineapple and ancient tiki flavors added.
I’ve confessed before, but I love a good cocktail in the same way that I love a good glass of craft beer, which is a big part of the reason that when Listermann announced that they were collaborating with Pontiac BBQ to create a tiki inspired beer I got pretty excited. Not to spoil my tasting notes before you get to them, but this doesn’t disappoint at all, in fact, it’s downright delicious.
The beer was released on 6/16/18 alongside Hank The Dumpster Kitty (The second release of that beer) and a draft only release of Raspberry Pie Berliner Weisse. It was released in those fantastic 16oz cans that you’ve come to love from Listermann, with some of the brightest, most tropical artwork that I’ve seen… I love it. With only 80 cases of this made available that day… it’s safe to call this a “limited release”, but I hope that it’s a sign of things to come.
My Thoughts On Yacht Rock
Yacht Rock (The beer…) is fantastic (Though the music is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine too.). In the glass the beer pours the now standard yellow/orange color, with a thick haze to it.
Things start to get interesting when you start smelling the beer, though. It’s clear right up front that this isn’t a normal IPA. I get a ton of mint aromas from the nose, with coconut and some pineapple juice alongside it.
Once you get the beer into your mouth your hit with the rounded coconut and pineapple flavors smacked with a cinnamon spice note, coupled up with that mintiness that I was smelling before.
This beer is a tiki drink in a glass, and at 6.5% it is easy drinking as well. This is perfect for summertime drinking, by the pool preferably. Just fantastic!