2016 IPA

Mississippi
United States
Southern Prohibition beer 2016 IPA cicada series
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This year's IPA installment, 2016 IPA, arrives in early 2016. As a dry-hopped session IPA showcasing Galaxy and El Dorado hops, 2016 IPA clocks in at just under 5.5% ABV.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
Hops: 
Galaxy, El Dorado
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Session IPA pours a hazy and opaque deep gold with a dense, mousse-like head that leaves nice lacing as the beer throughout sampling. Lovely, light, and airy hop aromas of tropical fruits, pineapple, tangerine and grass interplay with a very slight malt graininess. Low hop flavor of sweet tangerine and pineapple are the most prominent, with grassy notes helping lend an earthy effect that blends with the beer’s medium-high bitterness. The hops are the showcase here as the malt profile is low with a touch of graininess and caramel. The body is medium-light, but an ample and tongue-tickling carbonation level helps increase perceived creaminess. For the IPA lovers, this is an exceptional offering to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer.