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Judge's Review: 89 Rating - Batsquatch Hazy IPA by Rogue Ales & Spirits

November, 2019
Judges Rating: 
89
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Batsquatch Hazy IPA by Rogue Ales & Spirits was judged as a Specialty IPA (BJCP Style Category 21B). If you are looking for a well-made, hazy NEIPA that does not burn a hole in your stomach, this beer is for you. Tropical fruit aromas, melon and stone fruit are not as up front as I would like but they get support from medium-low, clean, neutral malt aromas and a trace of onion. It pours hazy gold under a white 2” rocky cap with good retention. The flavor is juicy and fruity with papaya, melon, traces of stone fruit and a mild, but very welcome bitterness. Bready, grainy slightly sweet malt flavors support the hops and lead to a mellow, lingering aftertaste. The beer stands out for its balance between the hop flavors, the hop bitterness and the malt and its drinkability. You can drink this all evening.

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