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Hop Lava

Judges Rating: 
86
Aroma: 
19 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with an inviting orange hue. The aroma begins with a subdued, but muddled, citrusy hop character followed by a balance of bready and caramel maltiness. The flavor opens up even more to show grapefruit in the hop character as well as adding a light toasty malt to complement the caramel. A prominent hop bitterness makes its appearance mid-palate to balance the malt sweetness, and it lingers into a very pleasant dry finish without being too overbearing or harsh. The hop aroma and flavor are a bit light for an American IPA, but this is still an enjoyable beer.

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