Slam Dunk

Georgia
United States
Slam Dunk, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
81
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Slam Dunk is our orange creamsicle-inspired IPA. It's a milkshake IPA that's not a milkshake IPA. Smooth, slightly sweet, this 7.2% ABV beer is also loaded to the brim with vanilla and orange. A team of citrusy hops add aroma and depth. Slam Dunk goes hard in the paint. NOTE: Contains lactose.

Profile

ABV: 
7.1%
IBUs: 
48
Hops: 
Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic
Malts: 
Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Wheat, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Slam Dunk by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B) but with the additional twist that it features an addition of lactose. Despite being in this category however, it pours with a burnished golden color and a near brilliant clarity that many lagers would be jealous of. High carbonation allows for the formation and retention of an ever-present head of foam.

Like many milkshake IPAs, it’s all about the citrus and tropical hop flavors. This one features orange marmalade, grapefruit, lemongrass, and a hint of mango in both the nose and the flavor of the beer. Malt takes a backseat but makes a honey, bready appearance in the beginning of tasting the beer. Due to the lactose, it finishes semi-sweet especially considering the low hop bitterness that’s present. 

Slam Dunk is a fine beer for the morning drinkers out there as it comes across as an alcoholic, citrus breakfast beverage. Without a unique and distinctive hop profile however, it fades into the realm of so many other semi-sweet milkshake IPAs.

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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