Prairie Artisan Ales
Double India Pale Ale
Hey! Beer Guy here!
I cannot tell a lie. Prairie Artisan Ales doing a Double IPA doesn't excite me all that much. Would I rather review a Bomb! variant, or just a bottle of plain old Bomb!???? Yes! Abso-freaking-lutely!!! Any day of the week! Buuuuut Noooooo..... We had to go and save all of that super duper special Birthday Bomb! for YOU!!! *Supplies are dwindling, btw. Better stop by.
But I digress....
Phantasmagoria is a 8% Double IPA wrapped in yet another beautiful piece of labeling crafted by the very talented Colin Healey. Seriously, though. You can't talk beer and not talk art. There, I said it! Aaaand, as previously mentioned, I wasn't even interested in trying this beer. I swear! Orange and yellow scenes of a maniacal, skeletal figure driving a bus, and... and... I don't even know what else.... That's what sold me on this FREAKING AMAZING BREW!!!! Yes, it's good!!! I love it when I'm not dissatisfied, and I know YOU feel the same!
This wonderfully crafted and definitely not imaginary Double IPA drinks like it's about 5 percent. No joke. Give it a few sips, I promise. An abundance of tropical fruit notes, including pineapple, mango, and passion fruit leap out onto the palate and deliver that refreshingly cool buzz you're looking for on a hot, humid day. Super juicy, well-balanced, easy-drinking. Easily one of my new favorites!!!
I'm not sure that there is much more I can say, other than this beer should be rated much higher than 92, YOU should definitely pick up a couple, and I wish I had more! A lot more!