Narrow Gauge Y.A.K.W.I.I.

Holy fuck is this good! Y.A.K.W.I.I. (you already know what it is) is a Sour IPA by Narrow Gauge Brewing in Florissant, MO in collaboration with the Saint Louis Hop Shop. This was graciously given to me by Virginia and if by some miracle I have any offspring, the first will have to go to her, this beer is so good!

Y.A.K.W.I.I. like I mentioned is a Sour IPA brewed with Sabro hops and brewed with Lactose and aged on Vanilla Beans, Pineapple, and Raspberries. Lactose and I aren’t the best of friends, but I’ll happily accept whatever happens to my stomach if the dairy pills don’t kick in. I loved everything about this beer. Terrific aroma with the vanilla blending in with the fruits and Sabro hops. The taste is spectacular with for my tastebuds, the vanilla, raspberries, and pineapple all come through without any single one pushing the others aside. If the harmonies of Boyz II Men or Fleetwood Mac were a beer, they’d be Y.A.K.W.I.I.

Narrow Gauge is at 1595 N Highway 67 St in Florissant, Missouri. The Saint Louis Hop Shop is at 2600 Cherokee Street in St. Louis.

Once again, my deepest gratitude goes to Virginia for bringing me this to try. If you are in the St. Louis area, I highly recommend Y.A.K.W.I.I.

CategoryScoreWeighted
Appearance80.48
Aroma92.16
Taste104
Mouthfeel9.9
Overall91.8
Total9.34