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Judge's Review: 86 Rating - Higher Burnin IPA by LIC Beer Project

June, 2019
Judges Rating: 
20 / 24
6 / 6
35 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Higher Burnin IPA by LIC Beer Project is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). New England IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop forward character, hazy appearance, and lighter than typical American IPA bitterness. Higher Burnin is brewed with Belma, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops.

Higher Burnin pours golden orange in color with a very big mousse-like white head and a ton of haze. The aroma is prominently hoppy with flavors of tropical fruit, tangerine, and dank resin. The flavor is similarly hoppy with juicy fruit and resin flavors and a hint of malt. The resiny flavors dominate the finish over a light bitterness and a hint of hoppy astringency. This is a good IPA that should satisfy all hop heads!