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Juiceless

December, 2016

Juiceless

Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This American-style IPA features very sturdy aroma notes of mango and pineapple, with a little pine dank mixed in.  I picked a little alcohol in the mix as it warmed up.  It settled thickly in the glass, after a mountainous head over its dark yellow hue.  Upon sampling, the citrus hop flavor came to the forefront, with a medium firm bitterness that was smoothly executed with some malt crackery undertones.  The ale finished fairly-dry, with neutral fermentation characteristics and medium carbonation---hop bitterness lingered, but not in an acrid or astringent manner.   In all, a solid American IPA that strikes a balance between fruity hop flavor and bitterness.

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