Fresh As

Maryland
United States
Fresh As, Astro Lab Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Fresh in name, Fresh As in nature! This IPA is as fresh and bright as a Spring day. Fruit and tropical juice notes on the nose that follow to the palate with white grape, citrus, passion fruit, and pine flavors. Moderate carbonation leads to a lush finish.

Profile

ABV: 
7.1%
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic
Malts: 
Pale Malt, Malted Wheat, C15 Carapils
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fresh As by Astro Lab Brewing is an American IPA and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 21A). It poured light golden into the glass with a slight haze and a moderate white head with adequate retention. Its initial aroma was very sweet and fruity with notes of pineapple. As time passed, the aroma became more complex and revealed a variety of hop and malt notes. The flavor profile was that of a sweet, tangy, well-balanced and very refreshing American IPA, with a smooth texture and a pleasant creaminess on the palate along with moderate alcohol warmth on the finish. Overall, this is a highly quaffable example of this style, perhaps more suitable for those who enjoy sweeter, New England-style IPAs than more resinous, piney flavors.