The Sister Imperial IPA

Washington
United States
fremont brewing ipa
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

The Sister is the most imperious of our Imperial Series and is inspired by our desire to thank Sisters everywhere. Without our Sisters, we would have never learned the finer points of emotional warfare, or the art of huffing and puffing, or snide remarking, how long to carry a grudge, or the true meaning of loyalty when one of us is hurt. This Sister is fittingly bitter and a little sweet but she will always be there for you.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
80
Hops: 
Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Calypso, Bravo
Malts: 
Two-Row, Wheat, Vienna, Dextrapils
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Imperial IPA featured a really subtle hop aroma. I am looking for something a little more hop-forward and aggressive in a Double IPA and this beer just didn’t have it. It did have a nice, light straw color with very good carbonation and head retention, but the beer's looks were let down by an unbalanced flavor. I would have liked more malt to balance out the hops, which were aggressive and straightforward with nuances of pine and resin. It had a medium body with a little dryness in the finish. This is a nicely made beer, but it was not as complex as other Double IPAs that I've tasted.

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