Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta
Available year-round on draft and in 6-pack and 12-pack cans
The packaging for Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA declares the product inside, “juicy; caramel; citrus.” That’s a fair summation of the charms of this 7.4% alcohol ale spiked with blood oranges from Italy. During the pandemic, brewmaster Peter Kiley switched to cryo hops, including Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus, which altogether impart refined citrus notes. Overall, Blind Pirate is very well balanced, with some malty sweetness, and a pleasant bitterness in back.
Match Blind Pirate with bright Asian dishes such as spring rolls, Thai salads, or noodle dishes. It also makes a worthy pairing with Neapolitan pizza topped with soppressata.
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