Eureka Nerd

Pennsylvania
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our beloved Turbo Nerd grain bill that is whirlpool hopped and double dry hopped exclusively and intensely with Eureka hops. This IPA highlights dank hop flavor and aroma while staying medium dry on the tongue, but producing a full mouthfeel.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
29
Served at: 
40º F
Hops: 
Eureka
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Crystal 40
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The muddled orange fizziness of the IPA (Style guideline 21A –American IPA) settled in my glass. It was topped with a spectacularly white head, which held firm as I readied my notebook. While it sat, firm aromas of navel orange, papaya, grapefruit and mango leapt from the glass. As I focused on it, the orange notes combined with some undertones of pine dank were perceived. The beer’s flavor was an amalgamation of subtle bitterness and Juicy Fruit-type hops, with a restrained hop bitterness providing the beer with a light, almost soda-pop quality, thus increasing drinkability. Certainly the bitterness level is low for the American style, but it would be well appreciated by those who seek out IPA’s with extremely juicy hop aroma and flavor profiles, but are less enamored with more aggressive hop bitterness levels.