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2016 IPA

July, 2016
Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This Session IPA pours a hazy and opaque deep gold with a dense, mousse-like head that leaves nice lacing as the beer throughout sampling. Lovely, light, and airy hop aromas of tropical fruits, pineapple, tangerine and grass interplay with a very slight malt graininess. Low hop flavor of sweet tangerine and pineapple are the most prominent, with grassy notes helping lend an earthy effect that blends with the beer’s medium-high bitterness. The hops are the showcase here as the malt profile is low with a touch of graininess and caramel. The body is medium-light, but an ample and tongue-tickling carbonation level helps increase perceived creaminess. For the IPA lovers, this is an exceptional offering to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer.

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