North State IPA

California
United States
North State IPA Wildcard Brewing IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

At Wildcard we are mostly known for our magic with malts. Here is our first West Coast style IPA. Open wide, your nose that is. Intense hop aroma carrying floral and citrus notes. Nice piney bitterness strikes the tongue and leaves with a dry finish. Experience the Unexpected.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
36° F
Hops: 
Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic
Malts: 
Pilsner, Caramalt, Two-Row
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The initial sniff grabs the drinker with big tropical fruit hop aroma of pineapple and mango, with a background note of mixed stone fruit.  A light floral alcohol note and light bready maltiness chimes in as it warms to support the complex hop character.  As you enjoy the aroma, you will note the light amber color, good clarity and a long lasting white head.  The hops shift in the flavor, taking on a prominent grapefruit pith and resin character.  A light earthiness develops as it warms along with a light bready, nutty maltiness that supports the hop flavor.  High hop bitterness and a low alcohol warming emerge mid-palate and linger into a fairly dry finish. This IPA will certainly grab the typical northwest hophead, but will appeal to any IPA lover regardless of where you live.