Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Highland IPA

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1584) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Bright fruity aroma, esp berry and citrus. Some candy scent. Slight resin. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Deep amber. Hazy with visible CO2. Bright white fluffy foam. Average lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Bitter right out the gate. Flavor is of citrus pith on first half and becomes slightly piney on finish. Dry bitterness throughout. Malt character is unremarkable. Slight tea flavor (tannins?). 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body. Smooth texture. Average carbonation. Astringent aftertaste. No alcohol warmth. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: By-the-book, no frills American IPA. Probably better fresh but has held up well. Needs more genuine hop flavor rather than raw bitterness. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

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.