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RuinTen Triple IPA

August, 2016
Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This self-described Triple IPA weighs in at an impressive 10.8 percent ABV with an impressive110 IBUs, inviting you to take "a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops." The aroma certainly represents this strength with an aggressive, slightly rough, resinous, grapefruity and orangey hop character over a moderate bready and caramel maltiness. The hop-over-malt balance shifts in the flavor as the slightly sweet caramel and bready malt begin to overtake the resins and citrus hop characters in strength. The alcohol is quite apparent but never becomes harsh. The 110 IBU bitterness is tempered by the high level of maltiness, which continues to overshadow the hops. This is certainly an awesome beer but the balance in the flavor and finish could be a little less malty to allow the hops to shine through from aroma to finish.

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