AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20Chad9976 (1611) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA
AROMA: Orange, pineapple and slight grassy aroma. Some lemon coughdrop. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Bright orange hue over a murky body. CO2 and sediment visible. Large, white, froth with great lacing. 3/3
Hops impart OJ concentrate flavor, especially on the finish. Palette
has a strong yeasty flavor; slightly sulfury and phenolic. There’s a
spicy/peppery taste that lingers (and is rather gross). Nowhere near as
bitter as the style should be; seems incomplete. 8/20
Full bodied, but a little under-carbonated. Texture is smooth and soft.
Alcohol burns the sinuses when i exhale. Aftertaste is not pleasant. 2/5
IMPRESSION: Seems to be emulating the New England style, but doesn’t
come close. Needs more actual bitterness and a different hop selection.
TOTAL SCORE: 24/50
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.