Atlas

Georgia
United States
Atlas by Reformation Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A Balance of Citrus Pine Bitterness & Malt

Atlas is a Rye IPA brewed in celebration of an honest journey and a gathering of stories along the way. Columbus and Cascade hops join forces for a hint of resiny pine and citrus flavor with a distinct spiciness from the rye. All these flavors are supported by a robust malt backbone to provide balance and stability for the journey.

It’s been said by a wiser man that “not all who wander are lost.” Reformation Brewery has journeyed through brewing philosophies and ingredients from all over the globe, making friends around beer on every continent (except for Antarctica). It is an adventure that continually takes us back home to who we are. To adventure!

Food Suggestions - Great with any variation of pork, German cuisine (kraut, sausage), and peppery cheese.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
Hops: 
Columbus, Cascade
Judges Review 
Graham L. Barron's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sometimes traditional is good. With the world of IPA constantly changing with new hops, new hopping techniques, and creative adjuncts, it is always nice to be able to go “back to basics.” This beer pours from the can pale orange with excellent clarity, quickly forming a bright white, long lasting head with tight bubbles. Your nose is immediately hit with traditional American-style IPA hop aromas of light resin, freshly cut grass, pine, and citrus peel. A hint of biscuit crust and toffee indicate malt will not let hops steal the show. The flavor is initially grassy hops and pine needles, but this is quickly followed up by an assertive malt flavor of light caramel and toffee, striking a pleasant balance. Hop bitterness is restrained and the mouthfeel is medium light with a tangy, somewhat dry, bitter finish. In our current environment of an IBU arms race, a beer this malty may be thought of as more of a strong pale ale. But its balance and traditional, clean flavors still makes it highly quaffable and enjoyable.

Brewery Introduction

Reformation is a values-based company and we believe why you drink is just as important as what you drink.

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