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Unearthly IPA

Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
4 / 6
35 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Bold aroma notes of earthy caramel, flowers, pine resins and sweet malt ooze through the layer of white foam. The malt profile seems sugary, with supporting hops somewhat in the background. The dark gold beer pours quite hazy, with a head that dissipates quickly. Honey, caramel, cane sugar and warming alcohol come across as initial impressions of the first sip, with piney hop flavors, pineapple and papaya hints, and moderate bitterness following. The blend of rich malt and pine-like hops seem somewhat reminiscent of sloe gin in this potent brew with a medium/high, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Seems like a well-made, malt-heavy brew that could be a bit sweet for style. Hops try to cut through, but it's a struggle.