Tuesday, July 19, 2016

4 Hands City Wide

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1645) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Huge tropical and citrus fruit aromas (pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit); slight candy aroma. No specialty malt notes or esters. Hint of grass. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Foggy amber/light orange. CO2 visible. Moderate, white, foam. Good lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly strong hop flavor with a bright juicy taste (tropical, citrus). Bitterness is moderately high bordering on IPA territory. Malt is mostly for support; little in the way of distinctive flavor other than subtle honey/lemon character. Slight earthy taste on finish seems odd; otherwise fairly clean. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; crisp but not spastic. Smooth texture; easy drinkability. Refreshing while in the mouth. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Borderline IPA, but really enjoyable modern APA that’s tasty and fun to drink. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 44/50

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.