I found some beer from a brewery called Free Will on my last trip to the beer store. I never heard of this brewery before, but checking out their website, I discovered that it was founded by 2 guys in 2010. They started out making beer as a hobby and it has now grown into a fairly large operation in Perkasie, PA, brewing 11 types of beer. The three beers I sampled were: Destiny’s Wit, Techno IPA, and Uppercase IPA.
Destiny’s Wit is described as a Belgian White. The website claims it has flavors of orange and lemon peel, coriander and white pepper. I thought it lacked any character or flavor – to me it tasted like a generic ale with slight wheat in the background. Very disappointing.
IPA’s are some of my most favorite beers so I was anxious to try out the Techno IPA and Uppercase IPA. To give you a an idea of where I’m coming from, a couple of my favorite IPA’s at the moment are the Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery and the Southern Tier IPA. Oh, was I disappointed. Both the Techno and Uppercase IPA lack any flavor at all. Imagine drinking a like a low end ale with no character at all and that’s what you get here. yes, there is a bitter bite at the end to remind you that it’s an IPA, but it’s weak and nondescript.
So all in all, I was very disappointed with these three beers from Free Will Brewery. I tried each of them several different times, as I really wanted to like them (I purchased a 6 pack of each), but every time, I ended up junking half the glass in the sink – that’s how bad I feel they are. There’s just no flavor or depth at all. I do not recommend them.
Thank goodness I still have some Southern Tier IPA in the fridge to save the day.
Have you tried these beers before? What did you think?