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Green Head IPA

September, 2015
Judges Rating: 
86
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

This beer came forth a hazy orange in the glass, like dark orange candy corn. Immediately, big pine and grapefruit aromas leapt from the glass, carried aloft by a tight white head with lacy underpinnings. Hints of alcohol and passion fruit were also present, bounding loose from the beer’s exuberant carbonation. A crackery mix of piney, dank bitterness exploded upon first taste; this is an assertively hopped ale for the hop head masses. The resiny flavors, while not overly bitter, faded quickly from my palate, which stood refreshed from the experience of drinking this brew. While not as bright and juicy as some examples of the style, the beer displayed many of the facets that make American IPAs some of the most-produced styles on the craft beer planet.

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