Alpha Abstraction Vol. 5

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction Vol. 5, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 5 is a juicy, double dry-hopped IPA with Nelson Sauvin hops. This is the fifth edition of the series, with a varied hop profile in each volume. Notable features include tropical and white grape flavors, a cloudy appearance, soft bitterness, and a velvety mouthfeel.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
47
Hops: 
Nelson Sauvin
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 5 by Wild Leap Brew Co. was judged as a Double IPA (BJCP sub-style 22A). In the glass it formed a moderate white head atop a very hazy copper brew, atypical for the style. The aroma began, and continued, with plenty of citrus – orange and grapefruit specifically, and noticeable but pleasantly mild alcohol notes. The flavor profile was orange-forward with malt, hops and the other added ingredients playing a supporting but harmonious role.

The mouthfeel was characterized by a medium to full multi-layered body, with some creaminess and only minor hop astringency. Indeed, this is not a beer for hop heads. Drinkability was high due to the hop flavor and alcohol warmth not being excessive as less skillfully brewed versions of this style often are.  This is a very flavorful and well-crafted Double IPA that is on the lower end of the ABV range for the style, resulting in a pleasantly refreshing beer.

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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