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Space Needle Golden IPA

July, 2016
Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This IPA had a very subtle hop aroma of pine needles and not much more. Featuring a very clear, light copper hue with very good carbonation and a frothy head of small, tight bubbles. Well-balanced flavors of smooth malt and refined hops with substantial piney notes blended well with one another in this classic example of an American IPA. It had a medium body and mouthfeel, as well as a somewhat creamy texture in the palate. A well-made beer that finished very smooth with just a slight hint of alcohol warmth in the end.

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