Even Par 7.2 IPA

California
United States
Even Par 7.2 IPA by La Quinta Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

This India Pale Ale is brewed with three of the most sought after hops in brewing - Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic. The result is an explosion of floral, tropical and fruity flavors. While this "aiming fluid" may not help you shoot even par, it will certainly make you feel like you did!

Profile

ABV: 
7.2%
IBUs: 
85
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Columbus
Malts: 
2 Row, Vienna, Pilsner, Carastan
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This IPA is a beautiful looking beer, golden yellow in color and crystal clear with an off-white head that persists.  The aroma is big on grapefruit followed by a fresh pine resin smell.  Some malty notes are in the background reminding me of honey.  The first sip is decisively bitter and remains so to the finish, but the honey malted notes found in the aroma are somewhat muted in the taste.  The mouthfeel is big in body and carbonation making this beer a nice thirst quencher.  The flavor balance leans to the hoppy side and finishes just a bit warming.  This is a good example of IPA and begs for spicy food like Jambalaya.  Hop lovers would enjoy this beer.