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Roughtail IPA

October, 2015
Judges Rating: 
83
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
32 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This American IPA features bright and fruity hop aromas, with lemon and orange taking center stage. A low ethanol aroma blends well. It pours a clear, deep gold with a solid, white head. This beer quickly switches gears, as the flavor is dry as a bone and dominated by resinous hop flavor and bitterness. The clean maltiness is supportive, but does not add any flavor elements. It finishes bitter and dry, bordering on astringent. The zealous bittering addition renders this IPA too coarse to be enjoyed on its own; it is best served as an accompaniment to food.

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