Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Saltwater Screamin' Reels IPA


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA
AROMA: Tropical/citrus fruit plus strong grass or spice rack notes. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy shade of tarnished amber. Large white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Strong hop flavor throughout. Tropical fruits at first with a spicy/grassy/zesty sensation as it finishes. Slight onion or garlic in the aftertaste. Malt backbone is pale/amber flavor and a touch of biscuit. Slight vanilla flavor lurks in the background, though the beer is not sweet per se. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body and matching CO2 level. Smooth and soft, yet crisp. Alcohol is subtle. Slightly grassy/starchy in the aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Reminiscent of a NEIPA with tropical fruits and herbal/grassy flavors. Hits all the right marks for the style. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50

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.