Friday, July 22, 2016

3rd Wave 1st Wave IPA


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20ChadPolenz (1648) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Honey/lemon coughdrops (oxidized?); iced tea (tannins?); faint orange. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Orange proper hue; cloudy body but constant CO2 visible. Average, white froth and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderate bitterness throughout; consistent orange peel/sherbet flavor. Strong honey/lemon flavor on the finish. Astringent aftertaste. Not awful, but little to enjoy. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; crisp and tingly. Dry starchy aftertaste is a bit cloying. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Orange character is nice, but overall it’s unimpressive and seems amateurish. 5/10

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.