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One Hop This Time

October, 2016
Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Citrus fruit aromas are combined with woody notes, apricots and hints of tropical fruits reminiscent of passion fruit.  A pale golden beer with some dry hop haze and a creamy white foam stand. Pink grapefruit intermingled with the tropical fruits up front and center in the flavor. The woody elements come in mid-palate. Well rounded bitterness throughout. The malt makes its presence know in the body of the beer and prohibits any hop astringency while the moderate carbonation keeps it from feeling too heavy. Perfectly bitter and squeaky clean. The hop aroma invites you to partake and the hop flavor does not disappoint.  This is a superbly crafted and sublime IPA.

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