Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 17

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 17, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Seventeenth edition of the Alpha series with a varied hop profile in each volume. Volume 17 is a juicy, double dry-hopped IPA brewed with Citiva hops.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
44
Hops: 
Citiva
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 17 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and was judged as such via BJCP Category 22A.
 
Alpha Abstraction has an intensely juicy aroma, mimicking a pulpy orange-grapefruit juice mixture. It would be very easy to forget that the aroma is hop-derived. Its appearance is similarly juicy with its milky orange, textured color. It's topped with a tall white head.
 
Surprisingly, the flavor is totally divergent. It is fiercely bitter from the first sensation to the last, with only minimal accompanying sweetness or juicy flavors. This beer is dominated by an herbal, bitter hop flavor that overtakes the rest. The mouthfeel is warm and cotton ball-dry, and finishes with harsh astringency. 
 
Alpha Abstraction's aroma and appearance are enjoyable and unique. Unfortunately, the flavor is far too bitter and one-dimensional for those seeking a true-to-style DIPA. Daredevils may enjoy a go at this one.

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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