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Judge's Review: 95 Rating - Transcend IPA by Heathen Brewing

December, 2018

Transcend IPA

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Transcend IPA by Heathen Brewing was judged as an American IPA (BJCP Cat. 21A). The beer had a huge citrus hop aroma, hints of crackery malt and no noticeable esters. There was also a pleasant alcohol aroma and low hints of diacetyl. It presented itself as a light-golden copper color, had a huge off-white head with fine bubbles and was crystal clear. The flavor that followed was a pleasant citrus hop flavor along with a low caramel and crackery malt flavor. It had a very clean fermentation character with no noticeable esters found. The finish is a lingering blend of low malt sweetness and hop bitterness. There was pleasant alcohol throughout. It had a medium-full body, medium carbonation and a low warmth. This was a very pleasant IPA, which was very nicely balanced and had soft pleasant alcohol. An absolutely wonderful beer for almost any occasion.

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