AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1671) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA - Black IPA
AROMA: Huge grapefruit hop aroma. Almost a sweet, bubblegum or juicy
aroma as well. Unfortunately, no malt, roast, or chocolate notes. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Opaque dark brown/black. Moderate tan foam retains and laces fairly well. 2/3
Grapefruit and citrus flavors throughout. Some dank resiny notes at the
apex. Hop-forward for sure, but bitterness seems lower than 100 IBUs.
Malty presence, but no chocolate/coffee/roasty notes. 15/20
Medium+ body; relatively low CO2 with a creamy texture. Alcohol is well
masked and imparts only minimal flavor and warmth. Lingering resiny
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I enjoy the taste a lot but wish there was more black in this Black IPA. Drinkability is impressive. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 38/50
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.