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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - Crowd Control Imperial IPA by Southern Prohibition Brewing

April, 2018
Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Crowd Control Imperial IPA by Southern Prohibition Brewing is an Imperial or Double IPA and was judged as a Double IPA (BJCP sub-style 22A). It poured light orange and clear into the glass, where it formed a thick and lasting white head. Its aroma featured a huge, predominantly citrus hop nose and tropical esters and mild alcohol upon warming. The flavor included the same hop and ester notes harmoniously balancing ample pale malt ones. The mouthfeel was smoother than found in many double IPAs, and the alcohol, while present, was restrained suggesting an ABV on the lower end of the range for a double. This combination of attributes produced high drinkability for the style, though with a warning to go slow in case the felt strength is higher than perceived in this evaluation.

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