Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 12

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 12, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Juicy double dry-hopped IPA brewed with Belma hops for notes of strawberry, citrus, and melon.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
Hops: 
Belma
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 12 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B). It pours hazy with an amber color, which sits beneath an ivory, persistent, finely textured head. Moderately intense tropical and stone fruit hop aromas entice: apricot, ripe papaya, lime and a hint of guava and coconut. A wheat-based malt note is in the far background. No issues or off-flavors were noticed. First sip is intensely tropical fruit. Reminds me of a ripe papaya from a street-side vendor on Maui. Low bitterness. Proper attenuation. Aftertaste features sweet alcohol, mango, lime, coconut, and biscuit-like malt. Honey-like malt emerges as the more sips are taken. Clean fermentation. Moderately-full bodied, luscious and with moderate carbonation. Just a bit of alcohol warmth indicates that it’s a bigger beer. No hop-based astringent bite that many versions of this style have. Alpha Abstraction is a high-quality offering from Wild Leap Brew Co. with well-crafted, nuanced hop flavors/aromas. It goes down almost too easy for its ABV, which is 8 percent ABV.

Brewery Introduction

Something is brewing in historic downtown LaGrange. What was once the Westbrook Service & Tire Co. building has become the home of Wild Leap Brew Co., the first brewery to locate in LaGrange. Wild Leap features a tasting room, large event space and an outdoor beer garden that looks upon a... Read More

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