Stopped into Iron Hill West Chester last night to catch the sports tripleheader we had going on TV and sample what was new at the brewery. You almost never go wrong at IH. The Stout was strong, the Saison just spicy enough to be interesting but the Rising Sun IPA made my night. The beer is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, originally grown by Sapporo in Japan, and it gives the taste quite a lemony kick.
It pours a golden oranage with a small white head but that lemon aroma hits you almost immediately. The taste is bitter and zesty on the front end with the lemon and other citrus notes pushing through, then a dry almost peppery feel at the finish. Pretty smooth and creamy for an IPA checking in at 7.5%.
Overall perhaps the best IH brew I have had in awhile. Definitely worth a trip. B