Alpha Abstraction Vol. 7

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction Vol. 7, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 7 is a juicy, double dry-hopped IPA with Barbe Rouge hops. This is the seventh edition of the series with a varied hop profile in each volume.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
46
Hops: 
Barbe Rouge
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 7 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA, which falls under BJCP category 22A but is more of an Imperial New England IPA due so will be judged under BJCP 21B Specialty IPA instead. It falls under this category instead due to being hazy to the point of opaque, while also having lower than traditional bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel which all bends the guidelines of a tradiontal DIPA. However, like a normal DIPA, the aroma is very hop forward, but instead of the usual flavors, it is super red fruity with notes of cherry, raspberry, & strawberry. This combines well with the low malt background of fresh dough and lightly fruity esters of red apple & apricot. These flavors continue to build in the flavor, again with lots of sweet red fruit (cherry, strawberry), but also with some citrusy brightness (orange, grapefruit) to cut in. The low bitterness combined with the fruity hops makes for a creamy, semi-sweet finish. This also lets more of the malt thru, giving a grainy-doughy character, with a mild honey note reminiscent of honey-wheat bread.

 This beer is using a newer hop called Barbe Rouge which I’ve never had prior but it is definitely one to look for based on this beer. It is incredibly unique and quite tasty. Great substitution for an icy lemonade on a hot summer day.

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

Advertisement

Advertisement