From Pearl River hails the home of defiance. And, like some early Dylan folk song, this Defiant brew combines a little bit of color, sass, and homespun attitude. Yes there’s a touch of floral notes but there’s also a quick wallop to the head that will leave you spinning. Bear Mountain Ale, perhaps like the place itself in mid-winter, has a bite to it, that characteristic IPA quality. But unlike the park’s swimming pool in hot summer, this IPA has doesn’t have the full body to back up all that bitterness.
There’s a bran’ new gimmick every day
Just t’ take somebody’s money away
I think we oughta take some o’ these people
And put ’em on a boat, send ’em up to Bear Mountain . . .
For a picnic