Space Juice

Vermont
United States
Long trail beer Space Juice Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A Double-IPA of the cosmic kind, this super-limited offering is brewed with two-row and caramel malts that lay the foundation for hops, hops and more hops.

The truth is out there, so send your taste buds to orbit with the out-of-this-world citrus and pine notes of Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra, Columbus and Ella hops. 

Profile

ABV: 
8.7%
IBUs: 
82
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Pouring this Double IPA from a 16-ounce can, I was immediately greeted by an assertive hop bouquet. Peach aromas mesh nicely with citrus and piney notes, however there was also a faint burnt rubber aroma, which detracted from the overall aroma.

The appearance reflected an orange-like hue with a medium white head and slight haze, which is not uncommon for a Double IPA.

Hops are aggressively presented in the middle in a blend of tropical fruits and citrus flavors supported by a sweet malt backbone, but make no mistake, this is a hop-forward beer and its balance tilts heavily in that direction. Along with the aforementioned flavor components there persists a rubbery (or as I would refer to it) “new sneakers” flavor, which is usually attributed to certain hop varieties when used in copious amounts in heavily-hopped beers. Some don’t find this character objectionable while others do.

The body is full and smooth with lower carbonation levels and the warming effects of Ethyl alcohol.