AROMA: Piney hops, slightly resiny. Fruity aroma like juice concentrate imparts brightness. Ginger is very faint. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Dark hazy copper/rusty orange. Large tan foamy head mostly dissipates. Some lacing. 2/3
Classic East Coast-style IPA with dank resiny hop flavor. Apricot and
mango give it a juicy flavor up front, but fade quickly. Ginger emerges
on finish to create some warmth and spicy bite. Some tea-like flavor in
the aftertaste (tannins?). Great marriage of fruit, spice and hops.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, fairly smooth texture and finish.
Minor alcohol warmth complements the ginger. Medium CO2 for support. 5/5
IMPRESSION: Marketed as an IPA with fruit and spices and delivers on
promise. Fruit and spices are a garnish rather than a main course, but
too strong to rate this as a regular IPA. Interesting recipe and fun to
drink. Great meal accompaniment. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 40/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.