Sunday, August 7, 2016

Brothers Hoptimization IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20ChadPolenz (1662) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Orange citrus candy or sherbet. A light, clean floral scent. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Pumpkin orange, hazy body with lava lamp effect of sediment floating. CO2 visible. Moderately large, white froth with decent lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately high hop flavor, especially of orange fruit. Marketed as 71 IBUs, but seems a little lower. Quite palatable. Bitterness is mostly dry with a faint spicy sensation. Slight orangepeel flavor on the finish. Clean grainy malt provides a light general sweetness for balance. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body; smooth texture; good CO2 level. Smooth and comfortable. Alcohol is noticeable, but subtle. Slightly astringent aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Classic, to-spec, West Coast-style IPA all-around. Well made and enjoyable. 8/10


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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