Jigsaw Jazz by Fort Hill Brewery Is it a masterpiece or muzak?

Jigsaw Jazz Ameican Double/ Imperial IPA by Fort Hill Brewery Southhampton, MA

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Jigsaw Jazz

Tasting: June 18, 2017
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Beer #: 1,091
ABV: 9.3%

Even though our coolers would be packed to the gills with goodies from both Trillium and Tree House, my friend and I could not resist a stop at Yankee Beverage in Sturbridge to investigate some of the local “shelfies”. It’s like a treasure hunt, but this time there weren’t any rare gems to be found in a sea of unfamiliar labels. Since Jigsaw Jazz was recommended to my friend before our trip, we each bought a six-pack of twelve-ounce cans.

A little odd this one. The first sip is of clove and cracked black pepper. Opens up to a tropical fruit IPA complete with grape juice and melon. Alcohol is wonderfully concealed. I’ll also say I expected a pretty big sweet malt base to support the ABV but it isn’t overly sweet. Not a fan of the upfront spices but overall, Jigsaw Jazz is a well-executed beer, 89 points.

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