Green Head IPA

Massachusetts
United States
Newburyport Green Head IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

An assertive and hoppy west coast-style India Pale Ale. Bright hop aromas and flavors fade to a brief, smooth malt undertone and a clean, crisp, slightly bitter finish. This beer is brewed to bite you back!

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ABV: 
7.2%
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer came forth a hazy orange in the glass, like dark orange candy corn. Immediately, big pine and grapefruit aromas leapt from the glass, carried aloft by a tight white head with lacy underpinnings. Hints of alcohol and passion fruit were also present, bounding loose from the beer’s exuberant carbonation. A crackery mix of piney, dank bitterness exploded upon first taste; this is an assertively hopped ale for the hop head masses. The resiny flavors, while not overly bitter, faded quickly from my palate, which stood refreshed from the experience of drinking this brew. While not as bright and juicy as some examples of the style, the beer displayed many of the facets that make American IPAs some of the most-produced styles on the craft beer planet.