Dry-Hopped CENSORED

California
United States
Dry-Hopped CENSORED by Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

With a name so scandalous we couldn’t put it on a beer label, the (Censored) Ale is a malty, roasty, and deceptively smooth rich copper ale. Its dry hoppedness was also a happy accident thanks to Snoopy and Scooby, AKA two of our fermentation tanks. All the tanks at Lagunitas are named after epic LaguDogs of days past, and one day a brewer dry hopped Scooby, containing CENSORED, rather than Snoopy. Thus, this dry mouth tacklin’ brew brightened up with a generous dry hopping of Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, and Citra hops was born, (and the tanks were promptly re-named).

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
35
Hops: 
Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, Citra
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dry Hopped CENSORED from Lagunitas Brewing is being evaluated as an American Amber Ale (Category 19A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours an inviting light copper color with brilliant clarity, and an off-white head that persists throughout the entire glass. The aroma greets the drinker with a moderate floral and resiny hop character, with a backbone of grainy base malt and support from light caramel and light berry esters. The overall hop character shines through nicely in the aroma as expected from a dry-hopped beer. The flavor showcases a soft, easy-drinking beer with moderate floral and slightly resiny hop flavor and a firm hop bitterness that creates a very refreshing finish. Light berry esters make an appearance mid-palate along with a light bready, grainy maltiness and a hit of caramel. The hop bitterness is lingering but smooth.   

This is a well-brewed American Amber Ale that is both flavorful and refreshing, with the dry-hopped character elevating the hop aroma and creating a more intriguing beer that would pair well with pizza or pretty much whatever you have sitting in front of you.