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Judge's Review: 90 Rating - Space Lettuce by Monday Night Brewing

August, 2018
Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Space Lettuce by Monday Night Brewing was judged as a Double IPA (BJCP Style 22A). Featuring a sick amount of mango and lemon zest aromas, this beer's aromatic elements were complex and underpinned by pine resin. 

Bright, light crackery malt came through both in the aroma and in the background flavor. Hop flavors were quite citrusy and fresh, with only a modest amount of perceived hop bitterness. The beer finished medium-light to medium with a very light lingering hop bitterness. The grainy malt notes combined very well with the hop selection. 

As it warmed, more alcohol became prevalent, but it played happily into the juicy architecture of this hoppy elixir, similar to a strong New England IPA.

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