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Even Par IPA

February, 2017
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
6 / 6
33 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This IPA is a beautiful looking beer, golden yellow in color and crystal clear with an off-white head that persists.  The aroma is big on grapefruit followed by a fresh pine resin smell.  Some malty notes are in the background reminding me of honey.  The first sip is decisively bitter and remains so to the finish, but the honey malted notes found in the aroma are somewhat muted in the taste.  The mouthfeel is big in body and carbonation making this beer a nice thirst quencher.  The flavor balance leans to the hoppy side and finishes just a bit warming.  This is a good example of IPA and begs for spicy food like Jambalaya.  Hop lovers would enjoy this beer.