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October, 2016


Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
37 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Fresh tart lemons and grapefruit are first to greet you senses.  Very low levels of grainy malt follow. Clean fermentation. The beer is a very cloudy light yellow color that looks almost “milky”, like Witbier. Topped with a big frothy white head which eventually dropped to a thin creamy cap. The flavor follows the aroma with slightly tart lemony flavors and just touch of grapefruit pithiness mid-way through.  Low levels of grainy malt come along in the dry finish. The bitterness is enhanced by the citrus and a slight hop astringency to provide a decidedly bitter balance and a long tart finish. The hopping seems closer to a session IPA, due in part to an almost unperceived and rather nondescript malt profile. Overall, this APA is a very refreshing summer quencher.