Dank IPA

Oregon
United States
Dank IPA by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

“Dank” is a popular but hard-to-define adjective used to describe hops but we’ve done our best to define it in pFriem Dank IPA. This light copper ale shines with flavors of tropical fruit, hints of blueberry and a fresh hoppy finish. You might not be able to describe the dankness to your friends but you’ll understand it after one sip.

Profile

ABV: 
7.8%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Warrior, Nelson, Columbus
Malts: 
Rahr Pale, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Crystal Light, Simpsons Crystal Dark
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was judged as an American IPA (21A). This beer has a caramel malt, very light citrus, and mild tropical fruit in the aroma. There are also hints of alcohol aromas as well. It’s color is golden to pale copper, very clear with an off-white head that lingers. The hops dominate the flavor with a big fruity quality, most prominently grapefruit and mango. The bitterness is also significant, though the malt expression balances it nicely without being sugary sweet or cloying. Some malt graininess is also noticeable, almost with a rye-like expression in the background. The finish is malty and hoppy at the same time, though some herbal hop flavor lingers. The mouthfeel is medium with adequate carbonation to lend a slight carbonic astringency that also helps to balance the big malt and hop characteristics. A little alcoholic heat is also noticed in the finish. Overall, this is a very well-done IPA with a more modern and tropical hop expression that is nicely balanced with just enough malt character and complexity to help set it apart in a very big field of IPA options.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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