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Shark Attack

Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

There is an intense hop aroma that includes citrus, grapefruit, pine resin, spice, and even a little marmalade. It is not an all hop show though. The malt aroma includes toast and a lot of caramel. The flavor is a parade of hops and malt. Due to the intense hop flavor I was expecting a huge bitter finish like a red Imperial IPA. I was surprised when there was a more subtle bitterness than I was expecting. Despite the malt complexity there was just enough sweetness to keep the beer from having a totally dry finish. The body is medium-full with a substantial alcohol warmth without an overly bitter finish.

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