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Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Inline IPA by Garage Brewing Co.

May, 2018

Inline IPA

Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Inline IPA was judged as a 21A American IPA. In the glass, it's a very attractive pale golden color and quite clear, with a frothy white head -- a Classic West Coast IPA appearance. There is a faint haze to it, likely from the hopping. The nose is distinctly grapefruit and other bright citrus with a faint pineapple and guava note as well. Some graham cracker malt notes reside underneath, along with a hint of clean ethanol. Very inviting nose. On tasting the beer, it has a high level of clean and smooth bitterness, along with a dry attenuated feeling to it. Medium body with medium carbonation and smooth. The hop flavor comes through as resiny and citrus rind-inflected, matching the style very well. Smooth and crisp through the finish, this is about as classic as a West Coast IPA gets. Super drinkable and bitter and dry with a clean finish. A touch more hop aroma would be welcome, but that's about it. Great beer!

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