Angel City IPA

California
United States
Angel City IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A crisp golden lager brewed with traditional German and Czech hops, resulting in a slightly dry, hop-forward finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.1%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Citra, Warrior, Simcoe, Cascade, Galena, Nelson Sauvin
Malts: 
Two-Row Brewers Malt, Wheat, Honey Malt
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a beautiful deep gold with a huge fluffy ivory head that hangs around for a long time and leaves rings of lace on the sides of the glass.  A background malt aroma of fresh baked bread and bread crusts supports a substantial tropical fruit hop presence in the aroma with a bit of tangerine citrusy character and just a slight hint of cotton candy.

The flavor holds up the high expectations of the aroma with bread crusts and a smidge of toastiness, all supporting big piney and resiny hop flavors as well as tropical fruits and gooseberry – a fairly complex yet balanced hop flavor profile.

Loads of bitterness linger into a very dry but not too minerally finish – this beer is crisp and clean.

Pair this beer with anything off the grill or a medium-rare prime rib. The moderately high carbonation and bitterness both help with washing away the fat of the prime rib and cleansing your palate for that next juicy bite.