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Rollin' & Tumblin' IPA

May, 2016
Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This American IPA poured clear orange with a thick white head with modest retention. The aroma featured both malt and hops whose character combined floral and bitter notes rather than the citrus aromas that dominate many other American IPAs. The flavor profile featured fruity esters and the same floral and bitter hop notes experienced in the aroma, but the mouthfeel exhibited medium body, little alcohol warmth and less carbonation than expected for style. The pleasant finish confirmed this IPAs high drinkability and the malt-hop balance should promote it to ale-lovers who have tired of super-hopped American IPAs.

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