Coast West Double IPA

Georgia
United States
Coast West Double IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

We combined the soft and juicy elements of an East Coast IPA with a traditional West Coast yeast and a piney resinous hop bill making it literally tubular, bruh.

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
49
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Coast West Double IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of this alcohol content. Coast West measures in at 10.0% abv and 49 IBUs.

Coast West pours golden in color with a light haze and sports a moderate, clingy, cream-colored head. The aroma is prominently hoppy with resiny and piney characters with a light sulfury dankness; a light nutty malt provides a backdrop to the hops. The flavor is again prominently of piney and resiny hops with a hint of citrus and a light nutty maltiness; a light sulfury dankness detracts. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering piney and resiny hop flavor over, again, a hint of nutty malt.

Coast West is a decidedly hoppy IPA with a West Coast IPA profile minus the high bitterness (which I personally find welcoming). The light sulfury and oniony hop characters detract from the pleasant resiny and piney hop flavors, but many hopheads will not find this character offensive. The alcohol at 10% ABV is very deceiving. Enjoy this aggressively hopped Double IPA.

 

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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