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Judge's Review: 91 Rating- Attention Please! by Bearded Iris Brewing

August, 2020
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
37 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Attention Please! by Bearded Iris Brewing is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of this alcohol content. Attention Please! is brewed with Citra hops and measures in at 8.2% ABV.

Attention Please! pours light golden in color with moderate haziness and a moderate fluffy white head. The aroma is prominent resiny and citrusy hops with notes of mangos and peaches over a hint of malt and non-discernible esters. The flavor is similarly prominently hoppy with flavors of citrus and tropical fruit over a hint of malt. The beer finishes moderately bitter with prominent hop flavors of citrus, tropical fruit and peach.

Attention Please! is a well-brewed, single-hop Double IPA. The Citra hops are fantastic in character and very prominent in intensity as expected. The malt plays a backseat to the hops and the quaffability is high. Hopheads will particularly enjoy Attention Please!