Mai Tai PA

California
United States
Mai Tai PA, Alvarado Street Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Three time GABF medal winner, including gold in 2018! Our drier, decidedly “tropical” IPA that’s light on bitterness, but heavy on hop aroma, courtesy of 100% Mosaic hops. One whiff and you get super intense notes of passion fruit, mango, and lychee. Grain bill of just American two-row malt and a clean fermentation keep it simple and allow these hops to shine.
Accolades: 2018 GABF Gold, 2016 GABF Silver, 2015 GABF Gold - International-style Pale Ale

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
Served at: 
38 - 40ºF
Hops: 
Mosaic
Malts: 
American Two-Row, Carafoam
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mai Tai PA by Alvarado Street Brewery was judged as an American IPA, BJCP category 21A. When pouring this beer you see a golden ale with a huge white head, and as the head drops, it leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. As you bring this beer up to your nose you receive a huge tropical hop aroma of mango and melon with a hint of citrus making you excited to take a sip. The flavor follows through, blended with a light crackery malt and soft alcohol. There is a light crisp mouthfeel, very clean with the only esters clearly coming from the hops and a crisp bitter finish blended with tropical hop fruit flavors. This beer would pair extremely well with Mexican-style foods containing both coriander and some peppery spice flavors.