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Bimini Twist IPA

July, 2016
Judges Rating: 
80
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

A pretty little collar of foam in my snifter sat atop a brew that was medium-orange in color, very clear and held together with medium carbonation. The beer was very mild in aroma, but I coaxed some out of it with a swirl and detected sweet floral, overripe mango and pine needles. Upon tasting, I sensed a medium-firm, grassy bitterness intertwined with toasted biscuit and caramel. It finished appropriately dry, with only a minor hint of alcohol content. As American IPAs go, this was well balanced and offered a good amount of drinkability. I would have favored a more complex hop bitterness, since this seemed a little one-dimensional, but overall, a worthy effort.

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