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Bright

August, 2016

Bright

Massachusetts
United States
Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

This beer pours a light golden color with good clarity, just a bit of haze and a dense white head that lasts and lasts. The aroma seemed fairly mild for a DIPA and lacked the pungency expected. There was a light grainy/doughy malt and still plenty of hops to it, but moreso onion, garlic, herbal and grassy dankness with some tangerine, passion fruit and grapefruit behind it. Thankfully the hops come through more strongly in the flavor with tropical notes of mango and passion fruit to go with melon, tangerine, grapefruit and, unfortunately, still more of the onion/garlic notes. There is also a light, honey-like sweetness and some bready malt that leads into a dry, crisp, resiny finish with a moderately high bitterness. It definitely improved as I drank more of it, but it just lacked the pungency and juiciness of other double IPAs.

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