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Vortex IPA

May, 2016
Judges Rating: 
89
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer's aroma is of medium pineapple juice with low, pizza dough yeastiness, vanilla bean, button mushrooms and whiskey alcohol notes. This IPA pours a brilliantly clear medium-amber color with a low, ivory head of fine bubbles that clings to the sides of the glass and creates a nice film. The flavor is of caramel cinnamon bread, pine tips and dried apricot. A dry, mouthwatering and chalky finish with piney bitterness leads into a hot, alcoholic heat in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel features medium-low carbonation, medium-low warmth and a slight prickle in the the back of the throat. Overall, this is a malt-forward IPA with intense hop bitterness and hop aromas and flavors that evolve over time.

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