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Tesseract

January, 2016
Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
4 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This hazy, peach-colored Double IPA with a medium-white head delivered a very distinct passion fruit aroma with notes of overripe tangerines and just a wisp of citrus.

Although hops are more pronounced in the flavor than was the case in the bouquet this beer wafted, it is still defined by a myriad of fruity esters and citrus hops. Alcohol is on the low end of the spectrum and works well here as malt takes a backseat to the aforementioned fruity character.

This is a full-bodied ale with medium levels of carbonation and a subdued bitterness in the finish.

Overall, Tesseract is a fruit basket of a beer that lends its own spin to the oft-employed Double IPA style.

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