Good Monster

Good Monster, Collective Arts Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This New England style DIPA is a beast, but not in a "lurking in the shadows, evil" kind of way; in a "flavour explosion, delicious hops," GOOD Monster kind of way! Double dry hopped with 24g/L of Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo; notes of tropical mango and passionfruit, juicy peach, and bright orange, lemon, and grapefruit shine!

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo
Malts: 
Pilsner, Golden Promise, Pale Wheat, Flaked Oats
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Good Monster, from Collective Arts Brewing, is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This New England style Double IPA pours a cloudy yellow, with a white head that leaves a thick stand of fine bubbles on the beer. The aroma features a mixed tropical fruit hop character with a focus on ripe pineapple. As the pineapple fades down, grapefruit zest and bright orange emerge. Moderately light malt reminiscent of cookie dough develops as the beer opens up.

The flavor has a prominent citrus profile consisting of grapefruit trailed by light pineapple. Following closely behind is mixed passion fruit and light bready, grainy malt & wheat character. High and smooth hop bitterness emerges mid-palate that lingers through the finish into the aftertaste. There is a light residual sweetness in the middle that fades into a medium-dry finish. Moderately light alcohol warming, a medium-full body, moderate carbonation and a light creaminess rounds out the palate.

This is a mixed tropical and citrus hop monster with the bitterness of a northwest style IPA. This one is sure to please both hazy and American style IPA fans with an overall hop character that is fresh and bright. On a side note, you will also enjoy the wonderful artistry of the labels, they are both fun and imaginative.