Paradise City Session IPA

North Carolina
United States
Paradise City Session IPA by Birdsong Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20
Description 

Bright tropical notes and clean finish make Paradise City a perfect all year brew. A light ABV and balanced body help to create a flavorful, aromatic IPA that’s 100% drinkably dank.  Grab a can and head on down to where the grass is green and the beers are chilly.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, Idaho 7
Malts: 
2 Row, Caramel 40L, Red Wheat, Oats, Carapils
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

Paradise City by Birdsong Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

It poured golden yellow with a hazy clarity indicative of the yeast strain or dry-hopping. A frothy white head, with a long lasting retention frames the glass nicely. The aroma of grapefruit, ripe pear fruity esters, slight tropical fruit, and red berry notes is very welcoming. 

The flavor has a surprisingly biscuit malt note not perceived in the aroma. The hops come next, tipping the balance toward the bittering hops, which become more and more apparent the more you drink it. This beer has got a grainy malt character as it warms. The finish is very dry, with a long lingering aftertaste. 

The medium body and medium light carbonation keep this beer right in check with the style guidelines.There is a slight alcoholic warmth that is accentuated by the bitter dry mouthfeel, but without astringency. 

This beers seems to be on the higher end of the 30 to 50 IBU range of the style, yet flavorful. It demonstrates complexity and focuses on being bitter.  Well done for an ABV of 4.8%.