Speed Merchant

Ohio
United States
Speed Merchant by Platform Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

White IPA with fruity, tropical dry hops. Tropical Aroma with a nice dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.6%
IBUs: 
66
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Citra, Armarillo, Chinook, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two Row, Wheat, Cara Wheat, Carafoam, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Speed Merchant by Platform Beer Co. is a stylistic offshoot from American IPA’s, a White IPA, which typically features a more prominent wheat component, lending to light, hazy appearances (Specialty IPA, 21B). It offered prominent notes of pineapple, mandarin orange and pine, along with a firm crackery malt component. The brew poured fairly clear orange, with fluffy beige head that stayed entrenched throughout. 

Flavors featured soft, bready malts combined with a fairly firm bitterness. Hop flavor was medium to medium-high, with citrus and earth noticeable. Mouthfeel was medium-dry, with the bitterness lingering at the back of the tongue.  An enjoyable beer, a very approachable IPA, one that was well constructed and firmly grainy and dry. It could have benefited from a touch more hop flavor.

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