Alter Ego

Massachusetts
United States
Tree House Beer Alter Ego IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A beer brewed in the spirit of experimentation and the celebration of our 3rd anniversary… ! What we did here is we took a whole bunch of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, a classic punch of citrus purveying goodness, and added them to the Julius dry hop. The base beer is exactly the same, but the dry hop is altered tremendously. The result is a beer with all the deliciousness of the base beer with a layer of added citrusy complexity. Like devil Julius or something. A real treat!

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours a hazy deep golden with an orange hue and a big white head that sticks to the glass and actually hangs around longer than the beer itself. The aroma is definitely heavy on the Mosaic hops with lots of complex fruitiness – melon, berries, candied orange, apricot and grapefruit all make an appearance. The flavor is similarly loaded with tons of the same hop character plus some additional mango and a touch of pine. The bitterness is moderate and leaves a nice balance, which, along with a light doughy/wheat malt backbone, creates a great vehicle for the hops with a very soft, creamy mouthfeel. A highly recommended IPA.