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Angel City IPA

Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer pours a beautiful deep gold with a huge fluffy ivory head that hangs around for a long time and leaves rings of lace on the sides of the glass.  A background malt aroma of fresh baked bread and bread crusts supports a substantial tropical fruit hop presence in the aroma with a bit of tangerine citrusy character and just a slight hint of cotton candy.

The flavor holds up the high expectations of the aroma with bread crusts and a smidge of toastiness, all supporting big piney and resiny hop flavors as well as tropical fruits and gooseberry – a fairly complex yet balanced hop flavor profile.

Loads of bitterness linger into a very dry but not too minerally finish – this beer is crisp and clean.

Pair this beer with anything off the grill or a medium-rare prime rib. The moderately high carbonation and bitterness both help with washing away the fat of the prime rib and cleansing your palate for that next juicy bite.

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