WHAT THE FUCK!?! India Pale Ale

Review Date 6/7/2010  By John Staradumsky


Wife: Whatcha doing?

John: Drinking beer

Wife: What beer?


Wife: What did you just say?

John: You asked me what beer I'm drinking

Wife: What beer ARE you drinking?


I'm sleeping on the couch tonight folks. 😊

Disclaimer: If rough language offends, this review may not be for you. Donít blame me, though, blame the Paperback Brewing Company of Glendale, California. They are the ones who brew and sell WHAT THE

FUCK!?! India Pale Ale. I just drink the beer and tell you what I think about it.

Savvy beer drinkers may recall Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot; that beer (WTF for short) alluded to the extremity, but never quite came out and said it. Paperback has no such reservations and took the phrase all the way. There you go.

As to the beer itself, it is a modern fruity West Coast IPA like many others Iíve tasted. It is enjoyable to be sure, with an alcohol content of 7% by volume and 67 IBUs. It is made with El Dorado, Azacca, and Mosaic hops. My can had no freshness dating. I paid $3.79 for my can from Craftshack, but do not know what it retails for.

Paperback WHAT THE FUCK!?! India Pale Ale pours to a bright yellow color with a thick and fluffy-rocky white head and a nose of citrus and stone and tropical fruits. Taking a sip, the beer is light in body up front then quite fruity with orange jello and grapefruit rind, papaya, nectarine, and a bitter grassy finish.

I like this, the malt is light but thatís to be expected, but the bitterness is very pleasing and the fruit salad pleasant and varied. I would buy it again.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned