1Z Enuff

Illinois
United States
1znuff
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Another huge IPA knocking you out with a four-hop blend of Apollo, Centennial, Crystal, and Chinook hops. This imperial IPA clocks in at 100 IBUs and 11% ABV, making it just a bit bigger than last fall's Unsessionable, and certainly the kind of beer that you'll need just one of. Toasted malt flavors lurking behind massive levels of hop bitterness and flavor with a punch of of hop aroma reminiscent of fresh citrus rind.

Profile

ABV: 
11%
IBUs: 
100
Hops: 
Apollo, Centennial, Crystal, and Chinook hops
Malts: 
Golden Color
Judges Review 
Jason Johnson's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer pours a beautiful, brilliantly clear dark gold with a very nice cream-colored head. As one would expect with an Imperial IPA, there are lots of hop aromas and hop flavors to match, mostly white grapefruit and resinous pine, but I did get some floral notes as the beer warmed. The bitterness is soft and rounded without a harsh bite to it, which was a refreshing change. The malt profile is slightly sweet with a nice toasty edge that plays a solid supporting role. Imperial IPAs can be big and this beer very noticeably sits at the high end of the scale, so be careful if you are having more than 1. Still the alcohol isn't harsh or burning, though it's warm enough that you can't miss it. All in all, this is a very solid Imperial IPA worth stuffing into your fridge.

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