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Future Tripping

October, 2016
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Measuring in at 9.25% abv and “100+ IBU”, this clear, golden-colored (6 SRM) hop bomb begins with an abundance of resin, pine, mango, and citrus aroma from copious amounts of Simcoe and Amarillo hops.  The flavor showcases a similar hop character with a slightly aggressive, yet still quite delightful, edge.  Light pale and caramel malt flavors lend support to the hops but never obtrude the hop dominance.  The finish is moderately bitter as just enough malt sweetness exists to allow the “100+ IBU” to not be too sharp or harsh.  This is an aggressive Double IPA with a resiny, piney, and citrusy hops character with just a touch of malt as to be not overly sharp.  This is sure to be a joy for every hop head!  Enjoy!