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Alter Ego

August, 2016

Alter Ego

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
5 / 6
38 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer pours a hazy deep golden with an orange hue and a big white head that sticks to the glass and actually hangs around longer than the beer itself. The aroma is definitely heavy on the Mosaic hops with lots of complex fruitiness – melon, berries, candied orange, apricot and grapefruit all make an appearance. The flavor is similarly loaded with tons of the same hop character plus some additional mango and a touch of pine. The bitterness is moderate and leaves a nice balance, which, along with a light doughy/wheat malt backbone, creates a great vehicle for the hops with a very soft, creamy mouthfeel. A highly recommended IPA.