Cucapa Brewing Company- Chupacabras Pale Ale: The Mythical Goat Sucker appears in Chicago (no not Jason)
Most people believe that craft beer is an American institution and most brewers will agree that they are correct. However other countries are getting in on the fun. I have heard legends of great microbrews from Canada, England and Japan. The only problem is that these beers can be very, very, very hard to come by. So I was a pretty excited when Jason handed me a Chupacabras Pale Ale all the way from Mexico. This kick ass can was emblazoned with the image of the mythical Mexican goat sucker and I was hoping that this could suck the monotony out of my lazy Sunday.
CPA poured a beautiful amber hue with a foamy head that quickly dissipated. This pretty little red-head reminded me of how hot Lindsay Lohan was before she died her hair blonde and snorted half the coke on the sunset strip. Chupacabras smells nothing like a wild beast. It is actually kind of sweet and floral. It smells nutty and grainy with almost no hops to be found. It almost smells like a brandy or a cognac, a very beautiful brew to behold indeed.
Cucapa has a very light, sweet and refreshing pale ale here. There are virtually no hops to be found. But the dry and sweet maltiness is paired with an earthy core of graininess. Chupacabras pale ale is one of the cleanest and smoothest pale ales you will ever find. And for that I must give them a tip of the hat. You could easily find yourself knocking back a six pack of these bad boys and enjoying every second of it. This is definitely a new twist on a pale ale and I will gladly try another offering from South of the border.
Consumed: Globe Glass
Verdict: Buy a twelve pack