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Judge's Review: 84 Rating - Silkscreen by Monday Night Brewing

October, 2019
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
4 / 6
35 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Silkscreen by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (BJCP 2015 Category 21A).   

The nose is dominated by bright citrus-forward hops showcasing lemon zest, grapefruit juice, orange peel and a hint of honeysuckle. There is no malt profile in the aroma and a clean fermentation is evident. The beer is a bit pale side for a traditional American IPA  – Silkscreen is a hazy straw with a tightly packed and fluffy white head. The flavor is a hop showcase with more citrus pith than zest or juice characteristics. The pith flavor is accentuated by the bitterness, which is moderately high and balanced well for the style. The mouthfeel has a bit of hop-derived astringency, which detracts some from drinkability. The hop profile has good complexity to it, which will keep palates interested to the end of the glass. The beer seems a bit light for the style but is too aggressively bitter to be classified as an American Pale Ale... not quite to style for an American IPA, but a tasty beer nonetheless.