Transcend IPA

Washington
United States
Transcend IPA by Heathen Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This bright, bold IPA is bursting with citrus and grapefruit aroma.  The first sip reveals a silky smooth body, while bold pine notes melt into subtle caramel flavors of roasted malt.  A gateway beer that is gracefully bitter enough for hop heads, but still balanced to convert the masses to the hop side.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
55
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Citra, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two-Row, CaraFoam, Munich, Vienna, Crystal
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Transcend IPA by Heathen Brewing was judged as an American IPA (BJCP Cat. 21A). The beer had a huge citrus hop aroma, hints of crackery malt and no noticeable esters. There was also a pleasant alcohol aroma and low hints of diacetyl. It presented itself as a light-golden copper color, had a huge off-white head with fine bubbles and was crystal clear. The flavor that followed was a pleasant citrus hop flavor along with a low caramel and crackery malt flavor. It had a very clean fermentation character with no noticeable esters found. The finish is a lingering blend of low malt sweetness and hop bitterness. There was pleasant alcohol throughout. It had a medium-full body, medium carbonation and a low warmth. This was a very pleasant IPA, which was very nicely balanced and had soft pleasant alcohol. An absolutely wonderful beer for almost any occasion.

Brewery Introduction

At Heathen Brewing we make small batches of “Progressive Ales for the Promiscuous Palate”. It all begins with fresh, high quality ingredients and that means sourcing those ingredients from those in our community. The freedom to create seasonal and experimental beer will allow Heathen Brewing to... Read More

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