pFriem IPA

Oregon
United States
pFriem Family Brewers IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

When the first Pale Ales were sailed around the Cape to arrive in India in the early 18th century, outcries of “Zounds! Jolly good! and Huzzah!” were heard across the East Indian subcontinent. Similar exclamations are to be expected when sniffing the piney aroma and tasting the big hops, huge citrus and candy-like malt of pFriem’s own IPA. Drink up, Guv’nor.

Profile

ABV: 
7.2%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
40 - 45° F
Hops: 
Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Warrior
Malts: 
Rahr Pale, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Crystal Light, Simpsons Crystal Dark
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This IPA has strong citrus character along with some tropical fruit aroma. Grapefruit and passion fruit dominate with a slight pithy/woody quality in there as well. The malt aromas are heavily masked by the hops, but grainy sweetness and a touch of caramel come through. The balance is definitely hop tilted, but it is quite appropriate for an American IPA. A pale copper color and exceptional clarity characterize the appearance. A white, slightly fluffy head lingers on the beer leaving a lacy, off-white foam trail on the glass edge when swirled. The flavor is both strongly bitter and fruity from the hops. A woody character is present in the flavor, another by-product of the hops. Some malt sweetness balances the hops appropriately for an American IPA. Into the finish, alcohol heat and spice are revealed as it becomes slightly astringent and dry, mitigated by relatively assertive carbonation. The body is medium. This IPA fits the bill for those seeking a big, hop fruit expression in a relatively strong ale. This is a very well-made IPA with absolutely no faults in the fermentation or balance for this style. I can highly recommend it for the lover of IPAs or anyone wanting to try a big, hoppy beer.

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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