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Green

August, 2016

Green

Massachusetts
United States
Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer pours a hazy deep golden color with an orange hue that is certainly a part of the popular New England-style IPA. It has a dense white head that lasts, which hangs onto the glass as it goes down. The aroma is all hops – orange, pineapple, tangerine, grass, lemon rind, grapefruit and some onion. The flavor doesn’t let up on the hop dominance. An orange cream-like character is the strongest, but waves of complexity wash in behind it with pineapple, lemon, mango, grass and pine that completely coat the tongue in hop oils. The bitterness isn’t too high, but it has some astringency and a raw, (fittingly enough) green hop character that cuts through the beautiful hop cloud you’re riding on in a negative way.

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