Friday, March 4, 2016

Florida Beer Devil's Triangle IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20Chad9976 (1555) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016

AROMA: Sweet, clean, floral aroma with some orange sherbet notes. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Flame orange, mostly clear. Slow CO2 visible. Pours to a large beige, foamy head. Great retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly strong bitterness throughout. Flavors of citrus peel and orange-flavored candy. Amber maltiness offers balance but not a malty beer per se. Enjoyable palette, but familiar. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; fairly chewy/viscous mouthfeel. Minor alcohol warmth. Hops linger in aftertaste and are somewhat astringent. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Traditional, familiar American IPA in all aspects. Plenty to enjoy, but nothing that amazes. 7/10

 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.

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