Life Hopquatic

Wyoming
United States
Life Hopquatic, Melvin Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A one time, hazy IPA using Ekuanot hops

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
40º F
Hops: 
Ekuanot, Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two-Row, Maris Otter, Flaked Oats, Malted Red Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Malted Oats, Vienna
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Life Hopquatic by Melvin Brewing is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). New England IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop forward character, hazy appearance and lighter-than-typical American IPA bitterness. 

This beer pours light golden in color with moderate haze and a huge, finely beaded white head. The aroma is moderate hops of resins and peaches with no malt aroma. The flavor is prominently hops with a more melded flavor of citrus and tropical fruits. The beer finishes lightly bittered with a “juicy fruit” hop flavor lingering.

This beer hits all aspects of the New England IPA style: haze, tropical fruit hops, low bitterness. The blend of hops is pleasant and interesting, which leads to a beer that is ultimately quaffable. Hopheads rejoice!