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All Day IPA

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Somewhat of a dichotomy, All Day IPA is a “session” IPA, weighing in at a conservative ABV of 4.7 percent and sporting just over 40 IBU. With its low alcohol and bitterness, All Day IPA is a rather welcome refuge in a world teeming with strong IPAs, Double IPAs and enamel-stripping Triple IPAs. Rich, juicy tropical fruits dominate the aroma, all floating over a faintly nutty, Ritz Cracker-like malt. Tim was “blasted by fistfuls of guava, overripe pineapple, and bright tangerine zest.” Brilliantly clear and radiating from the glass with a fulgent golden glow, this beer boasts a mountainous, rocky white head. Adroitly balanced, All Day doesn’t throttle the palate with aggressive bitterness. In this brew, the bitterness plays a supporting role, balancing the malt and showcasing hop flavors and esters. The overt fruitiness surprised Pete, who found the beer “a bit out of balance, with sweet tropical fruit” masking the underlying malt base. However, he was impressed by deft melding of the mélange of pineapple, mango, papaya, and guava flavors. Tom, as well, keyed on the “dense fruity notes of dragon fruit and grapefruit,” and digging further, teased out hints of green tobacco. The slightly bitter finish rescued this beer from being overly sweet, and all judges agreed it is a truly “sessionable” brew. All Day IPA is a perfect compromise between quaffable session beer and hop monster.

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