Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 13

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 13, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Thirteenth edition of this juicy, double dry-hopped IPA brewed with Sabro hops creating notes of tropical fruit, herbs, and pine

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
44
Hops: 
Sabro
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 13 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of this alcohol content. Alpha Abstraction is double dry hopped with Sabro hops and measures in at 8.0% ABV.

Alpha Abstraction pours light golden in color with an abundance of haze and a medium white head. The aroma is prominent hops of tropical fruit, citrus and pineapple; a hint of malt provided a backdrop for the hops. The flavor is again prominently hoppy with hop flavors of pineapple, coconut, peaches and generic citrus. The beer finishes moderate-light in bitterness with an abundance of tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors.

Alpha Abstraction is a very good, New England-style Double IPA. The hops are very prominent and offer a multitude of complementing flavors. The quaffability of this Double IPA is excellent. Hop heads rejoice!

 

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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