Beaches are fine places. The community surrounding your average beach is quite … special. 

It’s usually a melange of ratty souvenir stores, all-night fortune tellers, and guys riding around on beachcomber bikes that haven’t worn a shirt since the Carter administration. 

A lot of hippies, too. That being said, I don’t recall Daytona Beach having a ton of hippies. I haven’t been to the beach there in decades and the most I’ve seen recently is the Cracker Barrel outside Daytona International Speedway. 

But if Persimmon Hollow in nearby Deland names their core East Coast IPA Beach Hippie  (IPA, 7.1% ABV, 51.7 IBU), I’m inclined to believe them.

It’s a great and juicy IPA, very much easy to drink and shows off the belnd of five different hops very nicely. It’s definitely fruit forward, with lots of big citrus flavors that pracically dance around on the tongue. 

WIth all of that, it’s acrually pretty restrained in terms of the amount of big, bitter alpha acids. It doesn’t feel like it was meant to be aggressie and that is absolutely fantastic. Sometimes you want hops, but don’t want things to get too aggressive. 

It’s a core beer, so it’s pretty much year-round if you go to anywhere on the I-4 corridor. You don’t even need to be near the beach. 

Or a hippie. 

Drink Florida Craft,

Dave

@floridabeerblog

floridabeerblog@gmail.com 

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