Alpha Abstraction Vol. 18

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction Vol. 18, 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 

Eighteenth edition is a juicy, double dry- hopped IPA with Trident hops creating flavor notes of Citrus, Tropical, and Passion Fruit.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
44
Hops: 
Trident
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 18 by Wild Leap Brew Co. was accomplished using the 2015 style guidelines provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program under category 22A Double IPA.

A plethora of hop aromas is released upon the initial pour and is defined by a blend first and foremost of passion fruit with piney aromatics with just a bit of earthiness in the background.

Light amber in color, cloudy (as per style) and topped with a big white head that held up.

Juicy fruity flavors were dominant and characterized by citrus, passion fruit and piney notes that were cleanly expressed up front and led to a light dry finish. Mouthfeel was also light and was aided by a non-aggressive alcohol presence that enhanced drinkability.

Earthy hop character balanced nicely with the fruity nature of this New England-style double IPA to create uniqueness and avoid a one-dimensional example of the style.

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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