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Little Sumpin' Extra

August, 2015
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
20 / 20

A lot of brewers have gotten into the white IPA style lately, with a wide idea of what makes it "white." This Double White IPA embraces the concepts of a witbier with really nice results. The nose is full of grapefruit with some horseblanket. There is no notable malt in the nose, and when you drink it, you see why: It's incredibly dry, to the point that you can't tell how big it really is. It has a powerful brettanomyces character that is the hallmark of classic (and the new generation) of witbiers, though a sweet maltiness comes through in the finish. I wouldn't call it astringent, but it is dry in a way that is a hallmark of secondary fermentation.

This is a big beer in skimpy clothing. It's misleading and confusing... and really fun.