Mega Mix

Florida
United States
Mega Mix by M.I.A. Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A West-Coast style light bodied pale ale with a Megamix of Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra late addition and dry hops. Hugely aromatic and mildly bitter.

Profile

ABV: 
6%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
45-54º
Hops: 
Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Malts: 
German Pilsner, crystal
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Mega Mix was evaluated as a Pale Amercan Ale (BJCP 2015 Style 18B, American Pale Ale).  As poured, this beer is slightly hazy with a pretty deep gold color, and a small head of tiny white bubbles that persisted as a thin layer, with more bubbles when the beer is swirled. The aroma is of grainy malt, a fairly prominent grapefruit note, and just a hint of pine tree. The first taste is of grain husks and light bready character, and the grapefruit really pops out, with late hints of lime and lime zest. A clean fermentation produces very low fruity esters from the yeast with a fairly dry finish and balanced slightly to the bitter side. Medium light on the body, this is a nice summertime beer, with the moderate carbonation producing a nice zip to the mouthfeel. The lime and grapefruit notes in the flavor, along with a moderate cleansing bitterness and carbonation, would go very nicely with a sweeter honey-based Chinese chicken like a sweet-and-sour.