Fresh Powder

Virginia
United States
Fresh Powder by The Virginia Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

What began in 2017 as our inaugural 16 oz. can release has become the annual flagship release in our year-round Experimental IPA series. This 100% Citra Double India Pale Ale is brewed with concentrated Citra Lupulin Powder, then Double Dry-Hopped with a dose of 3 lbs. per barrel for an even fresher Citra finish on the back end. The result is a full-bodied 8.0% ABV offering with a clean, dry finish and a tightrope balance of bitterness and dank, juicy, citrusy notes.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
95
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Citra, Citra Lupulin Powder
Malts: 
Two-Row, Wheat, Munich
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer smells like sitting outside on a warm sunny spring day eating a cup of citrus, tropical fruit and melon with a fresh baguette nearby and aromas of finished compost and fresh cut grass far in the background. It’s a hazy, murky pour looking very much like a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice blanketed by 1” of ecru-colored foam with a very fine bead. Citrus and melon flavors dominate, and a light dose of sweetness gives the malt a rich pie crust flavor that balances and highlights the hop flavors and the medium-high citrus pith bitterness. Moderate high alcohol flavors add to the balance. This very creamy, slightly pulpy, medium full-bodied beer is a very soothing drink.