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Unreliable Narrator

August, 2016
Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Upon pouring, I am greeted with a slightly hazy yellow beer topped with a creamy white head. The aroma starts off with a kick of fresh lemon and orange zest. It is then combined with a little pine, peach esters and alcohol while remaining clean and bright with a touch of grainy malt underneath. The flavor also presents lemons with pine resin and some ripe papaya. Firm bitterness dominates with only low levels of grainy malt to support the hops. There is a slight alcohol presence in the medium-dry finish. The resinous hops linger long into the aftertaste. This medium-bodied beer with moderate carbonation, a little warmth and a mouth-coating hop stickiness was a solid IPA offering.

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