Red Clay IPA

Alabama
United States
Red Clay IPA, Red Clay Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

This is our Southern take on an American IPA. This IPA is hop forward, with notes of pine and citrus. The light malty flavor accentuates the Amarillo, Citra, and Simco Hops, making it an IPA lover's dream beer. With an ABV of only 7%, you're bound to have more than one.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
Hops: 
Simco, Citra, Amarillo
Malts: 
Two Row, Honey, Munich
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Red Clay IPA by Red Clay Brewing Co. is an American IPA and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 21A). It poured with a slightly cloudy and amber hue into the glass, forming a moderate white head with sustained retention. Its aroma was restrained at first, but ultimately featured both moderate maltiness and at least an equal measure of hops with resiny and citrus notes. The flavor profile established the solid pale and caramel malt backbone suggested in the aroma, and the hops did likewise, albeit somewhat simplistically. This ale is smooth with a moderate body, with no pronounced alcohol warmth. This is not a deep, rich powerful IPA but provides good drinkability for those not in the mood for an extreme “hop-bomb.” In this case, the ample but not excessive hops make a strong case for the merits of balance in some American IPAs.