Lucky Scars

North Carolina
United States
Lucky Scars, Currahee Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Brewed with a funky, tropical wild yeast, this take on a IPA is bursting with tropical and citrus fruit flavor.

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Ekuanot, Pacific Jade, Mosaic
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lucky Scars IPA by Currahee Brewing Co. is an American IPA and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 category 21A. It pours a deep golden yellow color, with a slight haze and long-lasting white head that sticks to the glass. The aroma is full of fruit thanks to a blend of hops and a vibrant yeast. The fruit is citrus-forward (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine) and tropical (mango, passionfruit, pineapple) along with a berry character. Behind the hops, there is lightly sweet, honey-like malt with a light toast & bready character. The flavor is similar to the aroma, packed with fruit, which at times shifts from a sweeter mango/berry character to a more pithy lemon/tangerine/grapefruit. In either case, it's always hop-forward, with a dry yet semi-sweet finish from the medium-low bitterness. Underneath is a lightly sweet honey teddy graham-like malt character. The low malt/bitterness gives way to a light body with a very soft mouthfeel that is extremely easy-drinking.