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Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Medlock IPA by Six Bridges Brewing

August, 2019
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Medlock IPA by Six Bridges Brewing is a New England IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B. This NEIPA has a traditional, but juicy, hop aroma of pine and resin. A moderate honey smell adds sweetness and appeal. It is a hazy gold color and has a tall, white head. It's a flavorful beer with a zesty, lightly spicy hop character. There are citrus, pine and resin overtones. Although it is quite bitter, it is clean and never too much. The high carbonation gives this IPA an uncommonly fluffy texture. This beer finishes nice and dry. Overall this is a fresh, very well balanced IPA. It's one of the most straight-up enjoyable examples this judge has had in quite some time.