Zero Zero

Georgia
United States
Zero Zero, Arches Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Introducing Zero-Zero, a bigger, bolder version of our Low Viz IPA. Brewed with a blend of El Dorado, Amarillo, Citra, and Comet, this DIPA is brimming with tropical fruit, tangerine, and vibrant candy straw flavors. In the aviation world, Zero-Zero refers to atmospheric conditions characterized by zero visibility in both horizontal and vertical directions. This beer gets its ultra hazy appearance and soft mouthfeel from heavy additions of flaked wheat and locally-grown malted wheat from Riverbend Malt House.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
60
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
El Dorado, Amarillo, Citra, Comet
Malts: 
Two Row Pilsner, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oat, Vienna
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Zero Zero by Arches Brewing is being evaluated as a Double IPA (BJCP 2015 Guidelines Category 22A) - this would be a candidate for a Double New England-style/Hazy/Juicy/New School IPA if the category existed.

The beer is a darker color than most examples of DIPA one normally sees – dirty blonde and approaching light amber. This could be from some oxidation already set in but the aroma gives no indication of that. The color is a bit striking, but it is still within the parameters for the style. The aroma has a fruit cup characteristic featuring mandarin orange, pineapple and peach. The aroma, while pleasant, is subtle overall for this style, which should feature more hop prominence.

The flavor is comprised of complex hop flavor (tropical fruit punch with a splash of orange juice), moderate hop bitterness, white bread and a presence of alcohol that is well-balanced within the beer. The hop bitterness is tame for the style and makes this beer straddle the line between American IPA and Double IPA. There is no hop-derived astringency or harshness and the mouthfeel is soft with a medium-high body.

This is an enjoyable beer even though it doesn't quite hit all the marks for a Double IPA. More hop aroma and flavor are needed to make this beer a true showcase for hops. In some regards, this drinks more like an American IPA with a touch more alcohol presence and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Many DIPAs are unbalanced beers: too bitter, too boozy and too harsh. This beer was balanced in every regard resulting in superior drinkability.

Brewery Introduction

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey... Read More

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