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Judge's Review: 92 Rating - Largemouth IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

March, 2020
Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Largemouth IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. was poured from a 16-ounce can into a pint glass and was subject to the guidelines as established by the Beer Judge Certification Program under style 21A American India Pale Ale.

A plethora of citrus-like hops come to the forefront of the aroma profile accompanied by tropical fruit notes that suggest profuse dry hopping.

Amber-colored, quite turbid with an off white head, which persisted throughout this review.

The taste, much like the bouquet, was dominated by citrus flavors (mostly grapefruit) and was then followed by pineapple and other tropical fruit allowing the malt base to contribute only a supporting role.

The body was medium and a bit acidic with a prickly carbonation bite and only a touch of alcoholic warmth.

Quite drinkable. Very representative of this popular style and stands up well to other available renditions. 

 

 

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