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Serpent Bite

July, 2016
Judges Rating: 
87
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

The aroma of this dry-hopped sour beer is quite fruity, dominated by grapefruit and passion fruit. Accompanying the fruitiness is a low acidity. There is no malt aroma, and it’s obvious this example won’t veer into funky territory. It is milky yellow in the glass with a moderate white head that does eventually collapse into nothing. This beer’s flavor is altogether fruity (hop-derived), again dominated by grapefruit. It’s bitter, for sure, but the hop flavor is more prominent. It finishes tart and bitter, with a lingering grapefruit flavor. As it warms, a clean lactic flavor becomes more apparent. The medium-light body and high carbonation make this example refreshing enough to enjoy a second.

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