Toaster Pastry

California
United States
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry Beer Red IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

A Red IPA inspired by everyone's favorite breakfast treat: Pop-Tarts!

Profile

ABV: 
7.6%
IBUs: 
74
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Rich malty and hoppy aromas mingle upfront in the nose, ascending from this beautiful red beer with small carbonated bubbles that linger on the glass. A malty sweetness coupled with caramel, burnt sugar and biscuity overtones slightly overwhelm the hop bitterness. The biscuity flavors are often the result of specialty grains and/or a specific yeast strain, such as the Witbread Yeast Ale. I can detect a dry-hopped flavor in the finish; dry hopping imparts a uniquely fresh hop flavor that can be very subtle and unnoticeable to the discerning palate. It had a medium mouthfeel an unusually high level of alchohol that resulted in a slight burn in the aftertaste. Overall, an interesting and beautifully colored IPA.