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Greenhouse IPA

March, 2016
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
5 / 6
38 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

The aroma in this beer is an almost equal blend of caramel malts and grassy and floral hops. Some mild fruit esters are detectable as well. The color is a pale copper with slight haze and a light, white head primarily on the edges of the glass. There are grassy, herbal and floral hop favors that present a balanced bitterness against the caramel malt sweetness with hints of biscuit – very much in line with this classic English IPA style. A mineral water character with sulfates accentuating the perceived hop bitterness is apparent also. The mouthfeel is pleasantly medium-light with restrained carbonation that is true to the style. An alcohol warmth comes through towards the finish and lingers along with the hop bitterness. This is a quite exceptional example of an English IPA that really hits all the marks. Don't waste any time debating this beer, get it now!