A Night On Ponce

Georgia
United States
A night on ponce three taverns craft beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A Night On Ponce is the result of curiosity run amok. What if we switched out the Belgian yeast in A Night In Brussels IPA for an American ale yeast? We did, and the result was an entirely different beer, one that brings out the lush notes of citrus fruit inherent in this hop-forward style before tapering to a clean, dry finish. It’s an American IPA for lovers of American IPA, yet crafted with the same painstaking attention to detail that’s a Belgian hallmark.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
69
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

There are big piney and citrusy aromas in this American IPA. It's a traditional aroma profile for this style, but still comes off as very fresh and engaging. The citrus becomes more distinctly grapefruit-like as it warms. This beer is clear and orange-ish in the glass with a moderately-sized white head that lasts. It tastes predominantly hoppy, with an enjoyable sappy, piney hop flavor that carries a light citrus note. There is more hop flavor than hop bitterness in this beer, but it is indeed bitter enough. Both the malt aroma and flavor are neutral – too neutral, honestly – and come across as just wet. This IPA is satisfyingly crisp and has no astringency. It really retains its carbonation well, which is nice for a beer that takes a while to drink. American IPAs may be tough to brew (good ones, that is), but they are quite easy to judge. With so many examples available, beer drinkers often have a frame of reference for what makes one fall on one end of the quality spectrum or the other. This example is plenty good; it won't knock your socks off, but not every beer needs to.

Brewery Introduction

It all began with a European road trip. The summer of 1994 found three friends rattling around the continent in an old Peugeot, affectionately dubbed “Hotel Le Car.” An improvised itinerary landed the trio unexpectedly in Belgium, on the night of Brussels’ Ommegang festival. It was here that... Read More

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