SoGnar Double IPA

Louisiana
United States
SoGnar Double IPA, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A deep Double IPA filled to the brim with a clever combo of tropical hops, resulting in big notes of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit with an ever so delicate waft of dankness on the back end. A sturdy body with a dash of oats for complexity and an even-keeled finish verging on dryness.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
Hops: 
El Dorado, Strata
Malts: 
Two-row, Oats
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

SoGnar Double IPA by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (Category 21C) from the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

SoGnar Double IPA pours a fairly hazy gold with a fine, creamy white head that lingers and helps create an overall inviting appearance. The aroma features a prominent tropical hop character of pineapple and mango that is fresh and bright, with a background kick of grapefruit zest and resin. A light bready, nutty maltiness develops behind the hops along with a light spicy alcohol. There are no fermentation esters noted behind the hops. The flavor follows with prominent ripe pineapple and mango hops and a light bready malt that emerges mid-palate along with a moderate hop bitterness that is pleasant and balancing. The light alcohol warming is smooth and appropriate for this style. A medium-full body and moderately low carbonation rounds out this beer.

This is an easy-drinking and well-brewed hazy double IPA. The overall hop character is tropical, fresh and bright, and works well with the background malt and smooth hop bitterness. This will be a great sipper as we transition out of winter into the warmer months ahead.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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