Unicorn Farm IPA

Connecticut
United States
Unicorn Farm IPA, Back East Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A clean, crisp, American IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops.

Profile

ABV: 
7.4%
Hops: 
Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic
Judges Review 
Jessica Sullivan's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Unicorn Farm IPA by Back East Brewing Co. was judged as a BJCP 21A (American IPA).

The aroma is immediately enticing. Big tropical fruit notes (passion fruit, guava), with a light hint of white grapes, and a punch of young pine. There is a slight hint of orange in the aroma, also. The malt backbone is present, though certainly (and appropriately) overwhelmed by complex hopping.

The beer pours relatively opaque. It is on the dark side of light yellow with a distinct milkiness. My pour had a low white head, with moderate to poor retention. There was some particulate in my pour.

The flavor was similar to the aroma -- complex tropical, citrus, grape, and pine character. The malt supported the hop flavor well, although its character was relatively indistinct. No obvious fermentation character. Hop bitterness was moderate to high, as appropriate for the style, and balanced the malt well.

The mouthfeel was pleasant, with no astringency, puckering or creaminess. The body was medium (although it was mouth-filling in a way that many medium-bodied beers are not), with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is an easy-drinking, well-made beer. I'll be honest -- I kept pouring myself more!

Brewery Introduction

Back East Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT.  Founded by Tony Karlowicz and Edward Fabrycki, Jr., two cousins with a passion for great-tasting, high-quality beer, Back East opened their doors in July 2012 and is now distributed throughout Connecticut and Western... Read More

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