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Judge's Review: 83 Rating - Mail Truck by Hanging Hills Brewing Co.

November, 2018
Judges Rating: 
83
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
4 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Mail Truck by Hanging Hills Brewing Co. is an American Pale Ale that will be judged as such under BJCP category 18B. This beer pours a deep yellow, approaching light golden color, with mild haze, a big fluffy white head that has short retention and lots of tiny bubbles. The aroma is hop-forward mostly with a blend of citrus and topical fruit (tangelo, lime, grapefruit and strong lemon candy) along with some garden character (green pepper, floral, grassy). There is also a low grainy malt with a mild caramel character. The flavor doesn’t offer much change, but the hops lean even more towards lemon and grassy notes, which makes it come off with some light astringency. The low body doesn’t help to mask this either.

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