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Everything Rhymes With Orange

May, 2016
Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Roughtail’s Everything Rhymes With Orange is a very hop flavor-centric example of the American IPA style. This slightly hazy, golden-colored brew maintains a solid creamy small head with quite attractive lacing. The assertive aroma delivers a huge citrus and Citra hop character along with a solid wallop of dankness, a touch of woodiness as well as other characters that add to the overall impressive aromatic complexity of this elixir.

The flavor of this smooth and creamy brew is loaded with dank resiny and citrus hop flavor, with the latter really come to the fore in the middle and finish. Moderate levels of hop bitterness linger through the aftertaste helping deliver an appealingly crisp finish. There is very little malt complexity, and the body is a bit light for the style – on the medium-light end of the scale – but the hop flavor complexity keeps the attention of the palate quite well. This assertively flavored yet well-balanced complex profile is retained throughout the drink, with an appealing flavorful yet dry finish that prepares the palate very well for the next sip.

This is a fine, citrus-forward American IPA. It is clean, crisp and quite quaffable. Definitely worth a try.

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