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IPA No. 3

Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
4 / 6
36 / 40
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Earthy, slightly piney hops dominate the aroma, followed by slight toasty malt that gives way to berry and cherry fruitiness. The flavor starts with herbal and resinous hops with a supporting grainy, nutty maltiness that has a slight caramel aspect. The bitterness is fi rm, with a slight herbal tea character. Some tart acidity emerges at the finish, and a pleasantly clean bitterness lingers with no astringency into the aftertaste. The fruitiness has a slightly sour quality that fortunately fades rapidly. The hop character is atypical, and it dominates the aroma and flavor making this a unique IPA.