Murky

Michigan
United States
Murky by North Peak Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Murky, next in the Stormy Series, is full of the same oat malt haziness and stupid large additions of late and post fermentation hops. A great mix of flavors and aromas of Fruity, citrus, earthy and pine.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
35
Served at: 
38º - 40º
Hops: 
Cascade, Michigan Chinook, Centennial, Columbus, Mandarina, Simcoe
Malts: 
Pilsner Malt, Pale Malt, Oat Malt, Aromatic Malt, Acidulated Malt, Dextrose
Judges Review 
Lyn Howard's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

North Peak Brewing Company’s Murky Oat IPA was judged as a BJCP category 21B, Specialty IPA, and this sample presents much like the name might suggest. The aroma starts with a husky, grainy quality that is followed by an earthy, musty funkiness that is not what one would expect. There are also hints of chocolate and a pithy grapefruit in the rear. The appearance is a hazy, slightly dull, deep golden color with a creamy off-white head that persists. The flavor continues with the pithy grapefruit coupled with a cracker-like or biscuit graininess, and an assertively earthy hop flavor and bitterness before finishing rather dry. The grain lingers on the tongue with an almost tea-like finish. It is crisp on the tongue with a medium-light body, moderate carbonation and astringency, and no noticeable alcohol notes. Overall, the husky graininess along with the assertive, earthy hopping makes this beer seem a bit out of balance.