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Slow Ride

Slow Ride

Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

A blast of fruity, resiny hops greets the nose with a cornucopia of tropical fruits: papaya, guava, and pineapple. The citrusy character is also present in the hop-driven aroma. A secondary bouquet of bready malt and a hint of corn-like DMS round out the fragrance. The flavor follows suit, but the fruit types are less defined. Hop flavor is tea-like with lush fruitiness. Malt does not fully support the weighty hops, but manages to keep things at session strength with a light grainy character. The cleanly expressed hops contain a trace of grassy quality. This beer is thirst-quenching and drinkable, offering an antidote for your hop-jonesing without the alcohol and heaviness of a full-strength IPA.

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