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Judge's Review: 89 Rating - Hipster IPA by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

July, 2020
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
34 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Hipster IPA by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a New England IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B.

This example has a sweet, juicy hop aroma containing notes of pine, mango and other fruit. It pours a milky yellow color and is hazy. The flavor is also hop-dominated, but tastes more of pine and resin than fruity. The hop flavors don't linger, making each sip a quick hit. It's pretty bitter, but comes off as quite smooth. This example has a fluffy, highly carbonated texture with low alcohol warmth. Overall, there's no mistaking that this beer is a NE IPA, but an enhanced, deeper flavor would make this more satisfying.