Regulators, an American IPA brewed by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company for The Larimer Beer Company

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Regulators is an American IPA brewed by The Larimer Beer Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.

Appearance

The ale pours a burnt orange hue that’s topped by a generous stack of rocky off-white foam that shows remarkable retention. The pour is quite clear at first but becomes hazy as the beer settles. The head’s slow reduction leaves behind small isolate patches of sticky lace. A soapy collar rounds the glass.

Aroma

The aroma is musty and dank with a heavy dose of resin and some yeasty barnyard funk.

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Flavor

The palate begins with a taste of bready malt. The finish is lightly soured with citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit. Some pine is mixed in along with what seems like a bit of yeasty funk.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is smooth on the draw with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Its finish is dry and lightly acidic.

Overall

This is a curious brew. Though the beer’s description doesn’t mention any Brettanomyces being used, it smells and tastes more like an American Wild Ale than an IPA. Perhaps that’s a result of being triple dry hopped. Or maybe the beer is old. There isn’t a date printed on the can and I can only guess its age. Regardless, being tart and dry does make this brew immensely refreshing. Even if it doesn’t seem to quite match the style.

For A Good Cause

A percentage of sales form this beer benefit The Rocky Mountian National Park Service.

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