Evergreen Terrace

Georgia
United States
Evergreen Terrace, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This West Coast Double IPA is all that you want in a west coast IPA: punchy, hoppy, piney, citrusy and powerful! We took the Standy By recipe and boosted it to give the Vienna and caramel malt more of a presence that would otherwise be masked by the absurd amount of hops in this beer. With bittering, whirlpool and dry hop additions of Citra, Simcoe and Chinook, you get bold notes of pithy tangerine, noble pine and dank resin. Warning, this beer packs a punch!

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
100
Served at: 
45 - 50ºF
Hops: 
Citra, Simcoe, Chinook
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Evergreen Terrace by Pontoon Brewing is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers with this alcohol content.  Evergreen Terrace measures in at 8% abv and 100 IBUs.

Evergreen Terrace pours golden in color with a very slight haze and a small off-white head. The aroma is moderate citrusy and resiny hops with a hint of tropical fruit and nondescript malt. The flavor is moderate-strong resiny and citrusy hops with a light support of nutty malt. The finish is moderately-strong bitterness with moderate resiny and citrusy hops.

This is a very pleasant Double IPA. The bitterness was aggressive as expected, and the medium body aids in quaffability, but, the level of hop flavors was towards the low side of the style and the flavors could have been more complex. Regardless, hop heads should not shy away from this Double IPA.

 

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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