- Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
- ABV: 5% ABV
- IBU: Unavailable at this time
Located right over in Long Island City, NY LIC Beer Project always puts out solid beer, especially when it comes to the juicy stuff. And embarrassingly enough, unbeknown to me up until this point, LIC is not in Long Island, NY, its in Queens, NY. So thats even closer, and even more of a reason you (me, included) should stop by their place and check out their awesome, chic looking tasting room, and drink some good, quality beer.
Coded Tiles packs a flavorful punch, and is nothing short of juicy, hazy, and awesome. Double dry hopped with Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, Columbus, and Comet, coded tiles gives off heavy aromas of orange juice, mango, and pine. The body was dirty-hay colored, and very hazy with a thin head that remained through with a touch of lacing. There was a fair amount of carbonation. The body was creamy, almost yogurt-like, yet it was also so light and easy to drink. There was no hop bite or vegetal greenness from the hops. Bitterness was extremely low on this one. Intense flavors of mango, pineapple, pine, and orange zest are all on the forefront. There is a light malt backbone that balances all of this out. Nothing is over-done, or too sweet. The finish is dry and short and leaves you craving another sip.
“LIC Beer Project is a collaborative journey of insight, experience, travel, education, and the goal to achieve a beer we have yet to discover. Here at LIC Beer Project we will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the slaves of the ordinary. Join the odyssey……” LIC Beer Project
I thought Coded Tiles was a great beer and well put together. The ABV is low enough where you can slug back a few and still hold a conversation. Intense aromas and flavors, a smooth body, and so easy to drink. This is a great session ale if you’re looking for something high in flavor but low in alcohol. Hopefully I can try one of LIC’s sours soon, so far all I’ve been able to try by them has been pale ales, and IPAs. I know they make great beer, and I am certainly looking forward to trying more from their catalogue.