Amirite?!

Massachusetts
United States
Amirite?! by Springdale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Brightly juicy, with notes of ripe peach, papaya, red grapefruit, melon and hints of green tea.

Profile

ABV: 
7.3%
Hops: 
Amarillo, Lemon Drop, Idaho 7
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

AmIRite?! is an American IPA being judged in the Specialty IPA category (2015 BJCP Category 21B) as a New England-style IPA. A bouquet of hops, featuring elements of hibiscus soaked in grapefruit juice, jumps out of the glass. There is a small element of the aroma that is reminiscent of crushed dry-wall and chalk. This aroma is almost completely dominated by the hop profile but is never pungent – very pleasing with subtle undertones of honeydew melon, papaya and grapefruit pith. This is an attractive blonde color that is oddly clear for the style. A small fluffy white head sits atop the brilliantly clear beer and diminishes slowly.

The flavor is surprisingly subtle overall. An appropriate level of medium-low bitterness, putting more emphasis on hop flavor and aroma. The hop flavor is a bit subdued but matches the aroma perfectly. The malt isn’t highly perceptible but has a slightly toasty background that stays out of the spotlight and lets the hops do the talking. Medium body and carbonation. There is zero hop -derived astringency and a slight creaminess aids in the drinkability of this hop-laden IPA. It should come as no surprise that the best examples of this style are coming out of New England – Springdale/Jack’s Abby Brewing are flying under the radar in comparison to some of their northeast neighbors, but they consistently make world-class lagers and ales.

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