Flyers Brewery is a great little brewpub located in Oak Harbor, WA. They feature six year round beers as well as a good food menu. As I had sampled a good variety of their brews, I thought I would give the Afterburner IPA a go.
This IPA pours a hazy orange golden with a big white head, which falls slowly leaving some nice lacing. The aromas are sweet caramel malts, with heavy dose of citrusy hops in the background. The flavors are earthy, acidic and citrusy, with some light bready malts in the background. Although it has some huge hop flavors, fans of most west coast IPA’s would probably find it a little lacking in that department. The finish is dry and bitter with a hint of earthiness. Overall, pretty well balanced and brewed to appeal to a broad audience. Give it a try if you get a chance. Cheers!