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Rudie Session IPA

March, 2016
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Two common issues with session IPAs are a lack of hop intensity or expressing a thin, watery body. I'm happy to report those two problems are not evident here! The aroma is prominently hoppy with qualities of tangerine, lychee and flowers. In the flavor, the malt provides just a hint of flavor but enough body to not be thin or watery. The finish is a bit intense as the moderate bitterness, dryness, and a light hop astringency gang up to almost overwhelm the palate. Still a worthwhile and solid Session IPA.