My wife handed this to me as we sidled up by the fire at our vacation home on the Jersey Shore. Did I mention that I love her lately? This is the 1916 Shore Shiver by Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company.
I’ve been slowly growing a great appreciation for a good IPA, and this certainly did not disappoint.
I came back to the house later that night and poured a second can into the hops glass I got from Cape May Brewery that week. A deep hazy amber with modest white head in the pour.
Very light and clean aroma, very appealing. Crisp hops, malt, and notes of the stone fruits prophesied by the label.
The flavor had a punch of both malt and hops, leaning slightly more to the malt, unlike West Coast IPAs, challenging convention. You get the citrus hops, with perhaps some apricot, peaches and cherry with a spicy, malty finish.
This beer is well carbonated, feeling thin and dry from start to finish, just the slightest hint of stickiness. A balanced and refreshing IPA, perfect for filling your beach cooler (but at 6.9% ABV, drink responsibly).
If you are in central Jersey, be sure to stop by Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company. I have a feeling they will be around for quite a long time.
In the meantime, watch as Jamie Queli and David Bronstein of Forgotten Boardwalk share the terrifying story behind this IPA with a bite, based on devastating shark attacks on the Jersey shore from 1916 (the inspiration for the hit movie Jaws):
- ABV: 6.9%
- IBU: 65
- Style: American IPA
- Taste: Indian, Thai, Blackened Steak, Catfish Tacos
- Rating: 4.2/5
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