Wednesday, June 15, 2016

M.I.A. Mega Mix

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20ChadPolenz (1617) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Huge hop aroma, especially tropical fruit; candy; melon. No malt presence, though. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Orange proper hue; fairly cloudy; no visible CO2. Small, off white foam. Decent lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: High hop flavor from start to finish. Taste is quite grassy and pithy; slightly spicy. Not juicy or fruity as the aroma would indicate. Bitterness is quite high for the style; this could pass as an IPA. No malt distinctiveness - just enough presence to offer support. Dry, bitter aftertaste. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Body seems light for the ABV. Never "thin," just lighter than expected; always crisp. Perhaps a little over-carbed. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: The hop presence is enjoyable, but the beer is a little out of balance. Less bitterness, more malt presence and body and it’d be a perfect pale ale. 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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