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Hop Highway IPA

Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

A classic style that almost every brewery makes. The aroma was very hoppy, with floral and citrusy notes indicating the presence of Cascade hops. The beer had a nice light straw color that was a bit hazy. Head retention and carbonation was low. An almost equal balance of malt and hops provided some very nice pine and citrus flavors. Most American IPAs are aggressively hopped, sometimes to an extreme level. This beer, however, meets the criteria of an American IPA without overpowering one’s senses. It was smooth, crisp and had a nice, palate-cleansing finish.

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