300

American IPA Fulton Beer

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300, an American IPA by Fulton Beer

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300 is an American IPA brewed by Fulton Beer, 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 crystal clear copper and is topped by a thick and rocky stack of white foam that shows decent retention. Gobs of sticky lace and a thick soapy collar cling to the glass.

Aroma

The aroma is pleasant with a scent of fresh pine needles and tropical fruit.

Flavor

The hops permeate the palate throughout beginning with mild piney and floral notes. That bite gets stronger towards the finish with citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon. A hefty malt backbone balances the palate, offering flavors of biscuit, caramel, and tropical fruit. A slight taste of booze appears in the finish as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel

The feel is relatively smooth with a body that’s a shade over medium and is moderately carbonated. It’s dry throughout and somewhat astringent on the backend. There’s a slight warming sensation from the alcohol.

Overall

300 is wonderfully crafted brew. Its appearance is solid and its aroma is pleasant, and its feel is sublime. But its a wonderfully balanced palate that will win you over (and yet has enough bite to please hopheads) and packs a tremendous amount of flavor for a single IPA. 300 is a brew worth enjoying again and again.

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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.