Heal The Bay IPA

California
United States
Heal The Bay IPA Golden Road Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

The 2-Row pale malt body takes a backseat to Citra, Centennial, and New Zealand hops for a bright, citrus-forward, summertime drinking IPA.  A portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to our hardworking friends at Heal the Bay, a local organization committed to protecting the Southern California watersheds.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
65
Hops: 
Citra, Centennial, New Zealand varieties
Malts: 
Two-Row
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

From the start, agressiveness is the impression of this beer. With a hefty dose of Citra, Centennial, and some New Zealand hop varieties, the hop character highlights very prominent citrusy, peach, and grapefruit aromas and flavors throughout. The malt character is very light and lends little support, letting the abundance of hops to shine through. As in the aroma and flavor, the bitterness is similarly aggressive, in part from the low malt character, which leaves the moderately strong bitterness lingering long into the finish. This is quite an aggressive West Coast IPA that should satisfy the hoppiest of hop heads, though it may turn off those that prefer more hop/malt balance in an IPA.