Alpha Abstraction Vol. 8

Georgia
United States
Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 8, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 8 is a juicy, double dry-hopped IPA with Enigma hops. This is the eighth edition of the series, with a varied hop profile in each volume.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
46
Hops: 
Enigma
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 8 by Wild Leap Brew Co. was described as a “Double IPA” and was judged as one (BJCP sub-style 22A). In the glass it formed a medium white head atop a light orange beer with only a slight chill haze. Unlike many hop-bomb Double IPAs that assault the senses with piney bitterness, the aroma of this brew was notable for intense tropical fruit and citrus-imparting hoppiness followed by deep maltiness and alcohol notes, all consistent with style. The flavor profile also featured both fruity hop and robust malt contributions, resulting in a delicious, well-balanced beer.

The mouthfeel was characterized by a medium body, some creaminess, modest but adequate carbonation, and alcohol warmth as observed in the aroma. The overall impression is of a clean, tasty, highly quaffable and moderately strong IPA and an excellent version of this 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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