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Judge's Review: 90 Rating - Loose Boots by Roadhouse Brewing Co.

December, 2018
Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Loose Boots by Roadhouse Brewing Co. was judged as an American IPA (BJCP Cat. 21A) and featured a big citrus hop aroma, which was quite lemony with malt aromas hidden behind the hops. No noticeable fermentation esters. It presented itself with a lovely golden hue that was clear with a huge white head that lasted forever. The first sip gave you a blend of earthy and citrus hops upfront and throughout with a low maltiness in the background. The finish was slightly sweet with a lingering bitterness. It had a medium body and hints of alcohol coming thru. I could see drinking this beer with almost any roasted meat meal. The earthy hops leave a dry quality in the finish that slightly distracts, but overall, this was a lovely beer.

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