Friday, May 6, 2016

Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1585) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA

AROMA: Strong resinous aroma with tropical fruit juice concentrate and some grassiness. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Deep maize/pale orange. Hazy but translucent. Small, white, froth. Average lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Intensely hoppy but in terms of flavor more than raw bitterness (though it is plenty bitter). Tasty mix of juice concentrate and dank piney/resin flavor. Some orange marmalade character throughout, though not especially sweet or malty. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body. Not quite sticky and viscous thanks to appropriate CO2. Hops linger and leave a drying sensation. Alcohol warmth is noticeable but not annoying. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Solid, to-spec and exactly what you expect and want in the style. It has a familiar palette, though, and doesn’t break any new ground. One of the best Florida DIPAs I can recall having. 8/10


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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