Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie

Pennsylvania
United States
Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie by Free Will Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

New England style IPA hopped with copious amounts of Apollo, Citra, and Mosaic. Juicy, yet hop forward with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus pith, and spicy pine that permeates the palate, lingering well into the finish, and is highlighted by a tinge of sweetness from the addition of lactose.  Heavy whirlpool and dry hop additions of Apollo and Mosaic.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
78
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Citra, Apollo, Mosaic
Malts: 
Wheat malt, Pale malt, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Lactose
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie is a New England-style IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B. This beer's aroma consists of dense grapefruit and orange, with pine in the background. It has a fresh, juicy character.  It pours a milky, yellow-orange color, which is characteristic of style, with low white head that completely disappears after a moment or two. This beer's flavor is all hops, but lacks the depth of character found in the aroma. Mostly, it's resinous and bitter, though some pine and low citrus are in the background. It has a full, fluffy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Higher carbonation would be a better fit for this example. Overall, this beer's aroma stands out, but its flavor could use some work.

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