Georgia 1UP IPA

Georgia
United States
Georgia 1UP IPA by Southern Sky Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

This IPA is a New England-style IPA with an abundance of hops for the IPA lover. It has a tropical fruit flavor, with a slightly piney finish. It is light in color and hazy in clarity.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
50º
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

American IPA (BJCP category 21A) is a well-traveled road these days, and Southern Sky's Georgia 1UP IPA is a familiar and pleasant walk down it.

It pours deep gold with a slight haze and a thin, white head. The aroma is resiny, suggesting a healthy dose of late and/or dry hopping, with moderate melon and grass aromas. There's also a low background grainy aroma, but not much else. It's pretty restrained overall, which is a little surprising, given the style.

The flavor leans heavily on the same fruity/grassy profile as the aroma, and adds a nice, assertive bitterness along with a touch of caramel (or, less charitably, what might be diacetyl. Still, it tastes just fine!).  

In fact, "just fine" describes the entire beer. It lands a little on the "average" side, but in IPA an "average" version is OK, and if its hopping suits your palate then you'll find nothing to complain about.  

Brewery Introduction

Southern Sky Brewing Company is a 100% family owned and operated brewery. The one employee is our brewmaster, and he receives help from his wife and two sisters. We believe this not only makes us unique, but also gives us a special quality that we can bring to the Atlanta beer community. We do... Read More

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