Combustible Lemon Milk Shake IPA

California
United States
Combustible Lemon Milk Shake IPA, Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This New England Style double IPA (double dry hopped) tastes like a hoppy limoncello that can cause feelings of euphoria.

Profile

ABV: 
8.4%
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Combustible Lemon Milk Shake IPA by Garage Brewing Co. was judged as a Fruit Beer (29A) with an American IPA base style. Fruit additions listed are lemon. The aroma is unmistakably lemon with a lemon zest and pith character that has a freshly cut quality to it. Underneath the lemon is a nice, soft malt aroma that is just a little sweet with a hint of crystal malt. The combination of aromas is reminiscent of a lemon curd. The color is dark golden with a light haze and a fine, persistent white head. The flavor is reminiscent of a sour lemon candy with some sweetness and lemon flavor that transitions quickly to a very bitter and lemon-tart quality. The malt flavor is a little sweet, almost sugary. The bitterness seems to come from a blend of hop bitterness and lemon oils. The intensity from the first few drinks normalizes somewhat, making the malt sweetness come across as a reasonably balanced beer. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a little puckering from the lemon infusion in the finish. A touch of alcoholic warmth is perceptible as well. Overall, this fruit beer does a wonderful job of delivering lemon in a fairly assertive fashion. The candy-like quality makes it a good candidate as an aperitif or after-dinner beer that would match well with a sweet dessert or sherbet on the side.

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