Treasure Chest

California
United States
Green Flash - Treasure Chest
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Say Aloha to Treasure Chest 2015, an exotic pink IPA brewed with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. Erupting with fruit-forward complexity, 100% Mosaic hops present aromas of heady citrus and refined stone fruit. The pleasantly bitter flavors of the hops are enhanced by the addition of fresh grapefruit juice. Offering balance to offset the bold citrus notes, prickly pear juice imparts a peppery-sweet kick in the finish. Tropical Hibiscus flowers give this beer a naturally pink hue, a nod to the official color of the Treasure Chest mission. 

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
65
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

What this beer is, more than anything else, is a good IPA. The normally citrusy hops in the beer become accentuated with the addition of grapefruit. The aroma is redolent of citrus and tropical fruits, and the hibiscus masks itself as a floral hop presence. The beer itself is a not-quite-clear dark gold with a lovely orange/pink hue. The hop flavor again works with the grapefruit and prickly pear addition, but there’s a solid malt backbone to support the citrusy flavors in a positive way, and the hibiscus adds a bit of a herbal tea note. The beer is fruity and floral in the nose and zesty and soft on the palate. Overall, this is a nice IPA.