Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lilja's Hop Nest Monster IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (604) - Albany, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Drank a 12oz bottle sent to me from a friend.

Apperance: typical IPA orange - extremely bubbly; shaving cream-like head;

Aroma: Plenty of flowers and some citrus but not very potent

Taste: clean, hop bitterness from start to finish. Tastes like flowers but isn’t very robust. A nice orange juice-like flavor in the finish, but palate is simple and fairly mild. Bitter to be sure, maybe overly dry.

Mouthfeel: tad thin for an IPA; dry; hops linger for a moment and fade away

Drinkability: Easy to chug, although bitterness and dryness are hard to circumvent. Overall: it’s a by-the-numbers IPA. Doesn’t break any new ground. Not that it’s bad, though. It satisfies. I’d prefer something with more character. This is playing it a little too safe.

Grade: 6/10

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