Korea Craft Brewery ARK Be High IPA

A lot has changed in the year I spent away from the Korean beer world. In the way back year of 2013 decent beer was extremely difficult to come by and quite expensive. Both of those aspects have changed with a number of microbrews opening and sending their bottles to good ol Home Plus. It was there that I picked up my first bottle from Korea Craft Brewery, ARK Be High IPA.

Style: IPA
ABV: 7.00%
Serving type: Bottle
Appearance: Amber
Aroma: Malty with a touch of caramel.
Taste: A touch syrupy with less hop flavor than would be expected from an IPA. Balanced well with earthy pine and a touch of citrus fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a little syrupy.
Overall: The boozy taste isn't as present as you'd expect from something that's 7%, so it's a lovely choice in that way. It's a relatively well balanced IPA, but slight touches of syrup in both the flavor and mouthfeel prevent it from being much more than OK. However, an OK IPA brewed and found locally in Korea carries a much more significant weight than one back home. If you see this, pick it up. You won't be disappointed, but you won't be blown away either.


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