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Judge's Review: 84 Rating - West Coast-Style IPA by Uinta Brewing

August, 2018
Judges Rating: 
84
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

West Coast-Style IPA by Uinta Brewing was reviewed as (21A) American IPA (India Pale Ale) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour revealed a beautiful fluffy head of beer along with a light yellow or straw hue. Slight chill haze affected the clarity just a tiny bit. The aroma revealed an IPA for sure exploding with hops along with a subtle malt sweetness. The beer is well balanced between malt and hops that had a moderate hop bitterness. The bittering was not over the top, but just right for the style. Some Pale Ales and IPAs can be aggressively hopped too much (in my opinion), but this was not the case. The hops revealed a slight citrus flavor (grapefruit-like) that was subtle and barely noticeable much like a slight ' tang ' or sour taste. As well, the bitterness was well balanced from initial sip to the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of this beer was medium, the carbonation was just perfect and the finish was crisp and dry.

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