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Ozark Double IPA

July, 2016
Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This canned double IPA from northwest Arkansas seems quite unassuming in appearance -- just a basic, silver can with a small green label. Once opened, however, this beer is anything but unassuming! The aroma of this IPA exudes prominent pine, resin, citrus and blackberry hops with a light caramel and bready malt support. The flavor mimics the aroma with a hefty hopping of pine, resin, berries and currants with a supportive bready and caramel malt. This beer finishes moderately bitter with a lingering pine and resin hoppiness that begs for the next sip. Apparently, Arkansas does have a west coast, at least as demonstrated by this fine west coast-style Double IPA! Enjoy!

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