So this beer came highly recommended from one of my Twitter friends and was also confirmed to be amazing by a few others on there. It's good to take advice from others on new beers to try, because newsflash, other people know good beers too! I drink a ridiculous amount of beer and I'm always on the lookout for new ones. This weekend was the first time I've seen Boss Tweed anywhere, so I knew I had to give it a try after seeing so many rave reviews.
The first thing I noticed about this beer was the instructions on the side of the can. Yes, instructions on a can of beer. If you are not used to it, sediment in a beer can sound like a weird thing. It is, in fact, not weird at all. I obviously opted for the rolling option to spread out the sediment and therefore experience the complete version of the beer.
So I'm including two pictures because I realized the first picture looks much redder than the beer actually looks. The second picture is a much better representation of what the beer actually looks like. Proper lighting helps, I guess.
Boss Tweed literally looks like some kind of mixture of orange juice and apple juice. When poured, it has a full one inch of foam with wonderful citrus aromas. With the sediment, it is hazy as hazy can be. When drinking this, it almost doesn't seem like I'm having a beer. It claims to be 9.3% ABV but it is so unbelievably smooth it does not seem like it at all. It's dangerous, really. The overall taste of Boss Tweed makes me think of a mimosa, but only 100x better. I get a strong taste of peach and orange followed by mango and pineapple. Keeping the sediment was the best choice because when rolled properly it just seems like a thick beer. Juicy all the way.
This is a fantastic beer. The only knock I give it is the cost. A four-pack of 16-ouncers at Binny's was frigging $15.99. It's a great beer, but sheesh. I am glad I tried this beer, but for the cost, I do not see myself ever buying it again. As far as a juicy, hazy IPA, it is absolutely top-notch and if you find yourself wanting to splurge a little, go ahead and give it a try.