- 3.85 Rating on Untappd
- 4.0 Brewery rating
- West Coast IPA
- 6.5% ABV
After watching The Matrix for the first time in 10 years, I needed to clear my head of those crazy sunglasses and endless sounds of scrunching leather. Thankfully, I recently went to New York and brought back a can of Coded Tiles APA from Thrillist’s Best Brewery to Drink at in Long Island City, LIC Beer Project!
These guys have made such a splash in the New York juice scene that some of the world’s top haze masters, like Other Half, Mikkeller, and J. Wakefield, have collaborated with them. And refreshing Hazies like Coded Tiles make it easy to see why!
I cracked open the can and collapsed back onto the couch. I felt the heavy aromas of pineapple, apricot and lemongrass start to revive me.
Then I took a sip.
That first flavor-packed mouthful was like taking the red pill and suddenly waking up in the future of Pale Ales. Though it’s wrapped up in an easygoing 5% ABV, Coded Tiles explodes in intense waves of juicy mango, honeydew, and lemon citrus thanks to a Double Dry Hopped collage of Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, Columbus, and Comet Hops!
Floral and pine notes punctuate this pillowy sipper like a sprig of juniper garnishing a tropical punch cocktail. If I hadn’t already opened this easygoing juice to clear my Matrix-twisted brain, I’d have saved Coded Tiles for some after-work resuscitation.
Before I knew it, I’d downed the whole can. In my newly-revived state of mind, I knew I couldn’t keep this refreshing Haze all to myself! So, I called up the Tap NY Beer Festival Gold Medalists at LIC and asked them really nicely to send over a stash for AZ retailers.
And so now, my friends, you have a choice. “Take the blue pill” and never know the refreshment that this flavor-packed Pale has to offer, OR “take the red pill” and seize the opportunity for your customers to kick back with a juicy quencher that normally never leaves the New York area.
Just decide quickly, because this five-hop Pale won’t stick around for long!