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Judge's Review: 95 Rating - Sticky Icky Icky by Short's Brewing

October, 2019
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
5 / 6
40 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Sticky Icky Icky by Short's Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

This beer poured golden with a hazy appearance that is indicative of either a dry hopping method or signs of the copious amounts of hops used during brewing.  

In the aroma, complex characteristics of pine, citrus grapefruit, esters of pear and white flesh fruit, similar to apples and some light tropical notes were detected. There was also a sweet malt note that becomes inviting. Finally a light biscuit malt note complements.

Moderately malty with a grainy, biscuit and light caramel flavor, the bitterness is high but not offensive. Leaves the palate coated with hop flavors that mirror the aroma of pine, citrus grapefruit peel, and a woodsy back-end rounds out the whole experience quite beautifully. These bold flavors make it hard to put the glass down. The hops are in balanced harmony with the malt flavors. The finish is dry with a short aftertaste.

Medium body, medium carbonation and a pleasant mouthfeel. Does not overwhelm the senses with alcoholic notes.

An exceptional beer that showcases the freshness of the hops and brewing technique of the brewmaster. This beer was well received and enjoyable to drink and evaluate on its merits. A classic American IPA that is sure to stand out in a sea of similar styles. Enjoy this one now!