Fishwater Double IPA

Colorado
United States
Telluride Fishwater Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Pouring with an orange/red hue and slight cloudiness, this potent IPA offers a moderate head that dissipates rather quickly. Earthy aromas and flavors of pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot and melon mingle with heady crystal malt and toffee character, giving way to a finish that offers a gentle, lingering bitterness. The medium body holds fruit salad tones and hints of malt sweetness. The hops come across as a touch muddled and muted, but the overall impression of this IPA still ranks as flavorful, fruity, warming, complex and satisfying -- even if the beer registers on the palate as a bit estery and caramel-like for its style.