Boo Koo IPA is an American IPA that’s brewed by Mother Earth Brew Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. Can.
What You Need to Know
Boo Koo is a West Coast-style IPA that’s powered by a quintet of hops and balanced with a quartet of malts. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The IPA pours a cloudy marigold hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of soapy white foam that shows moderate retention. The head’s reduction leaves a smattering of droplets along the sides of the glass.
The aroma is fragrant with a hoppy scent that’s floral and piney. There’s a bit of musty grain as well.
The hop-forward palate is led by a taste of tangy tangerine that crests to a hoppy bite of pine before mellowing out with sweet tangerine fruit flavor. A light bready malt base ties the palate together.
The feel is smooth with a crisp, dry finish whose bitterness is moderately astringent. The ale has a medium body and moderate carbonation.
Appearance aside, the Boo Koo IPA is pretty much what you’re looking for in a West Coast-style IPA. The aroma is bright and hoppy while the palate delivers enough bite to please the hopheads. It’s balanced well enough to please most tastes. Overall, if you’re craving an old school smack of West Coast hops, give this brew a try.