MadeWest IPA

California
United States
MadeWest IPA, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
77
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

West Coast style IPA showcasing tropical cutting edge hop varietals. A light malt base of two row, wheat and a touch of pilsner provide a platform for a complex bouquet of pineapple, papaya, mango and candy-like stone fruit and citrus tones. This IPA has a mellow bitterness and a smooth pleasant dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
55
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
El Dorado, Citra, 07270, Ekuanot, Eureka!
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

MadeWest IPA by MadeWest Brewing Co. was judged as an American India Pale Ale (21A) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. I can't help but notice that the color of this beer is the same or very similar to this brewery's American Pale Ale example. It was a straw color hue and with moderate carbonation. It also had a nice lingering head in the glass. The aroma of this beer had tropical scents of pineapple and guava among others. I also get a bit of malt sweetness and no hop aroma. I should be able to get a little bit of hop aroma in the nose, especially since this is an IPA.  The flavor of this beer was again light overall. Light in malt. Light in hops. A bit more malt and hops would definately justify this beer in this category. As it stands, it is more like a Pale Ale. I had flavors of pineapple and citrus along with the malt sweetness. Hop bitterness faded very quickly in the palate. Their was no hop presence lingering in the aftertaste. The beer had a light/medium body and mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. This beer is more of a "session" beer because of its lightness and can be easily drunk in copious quantity.

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