New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta

Oregon
United States
Rogue beer new crustacean barleywineish imperial ipa sorta
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

 Not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Just drink it and enjoy!

Profile

ABV: 
11.3%
IBUs: 
88
Hops: 
Bravo, Amarillo, Falconer's Flight, Horizon
Malts: 
Weyermann, Bohemian
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

For an Imperial IPA/Barleywine hybrid, the aroma was rather subdued and I really didn’t get that much of a hop aroma. This beer poured a golden-yellow color with very nice clarity and a rocky, foamy head of small, tight bubbles sitting above that lingered for a long time. The malt and hops were well blended and smooth with a slight hint of wood in the flavor with slight fruity esters. This beer was aggressively hopped, but it also had a very nice malt backbone. With a medium body and substantial carbonation, the mouthfeel for this beer was perfect. The finish was both crisp and dry and the alcohol strength warrants the "imperial" moniker. This beer had a nice smooth burn in the finish.

Brewery Introduction

Rogue Ales & Spirits, the only farmer-brewer-distiller-cooper in the United States, was founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 2,000 awards for taste, quality and packaging, and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries.... Read More

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