Slap Fight

Georgia
United States
Slap Fight, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Slap Fight will woo you in with a West Coast-style malt bill, but slaps you across the face with its tropical hop profile. Light in body, heavy in character, this IPA features Munich and Crystal pale malts for a clean, rich mouthfeel. Comet, Equinox and Mosaic hops lend a pungent herbal aroma, peppered with hints of papaya, orange and grapefruit. Present this beer to a friend. If he does not drink it immediately, slap him as hard as you can. Repeat.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
58
Hops: 
Comet, Equinox, Mosaic, Bravo
Malts: 
Two-Row, Munich, Crystal
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This American IPA poured a pretty orange color with a thick, creamy and well-retained white head. The aroma evinced plenty of malt and citrusy hops -- as expected for the style. An initial whiff of animal mustiness proved very transitory. The taste led off with those hops and fruity esters followed quickly with malt sweetness to balance. The finish was smooth leaving the palate pleasantly, rather than excessively, hoppy. The mouthfeel was that of a well-carbonated, medium-bodied hoppy ale lacking astringency and alcohol warmth. In a market seemingly flooded with average IPAs, this beer stands above many of its peers, brewed to style very well with inviting drinkability.

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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