Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cambridge Flower Child IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20Chad9976 (1571) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Bright fruity/floral aroma. Citrus, tropical fruit juices, some pine too. Slight sherry scent. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Dull orange/light brown. More cloudy than clear. Off-white, soapy head mostly dissipates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Sweet blonde malt/yellow lollipop. Relatively dry bitterness with resiny/pine flavor on finish. Fruit juice concentrate on opening and middle. Bitter, but restrained. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body, crisp, slightly watery texture. Hop bitterness lingers momentarily. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably a much better beer when fresh, but even this aged can was enjoyable. 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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