AROMA: West Coast style of citrus and tropical fruit. Clean and bright nose. Low grainy malt background. A hint of grass. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Pale orange hue; slightly hazy body (chill haze). Small, white foam mostly dissipates leaving little lacing. 2/3
Mostly citrusy hops throughout; especially orange and pink grapefruit.
Slight grass or tea-like flavor in the background. Bitterness is too low
for the style (seems like a pale ale). Clean, unobstructive, grainy
malt presence. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with matching
carbonation level (closer to light than medium). Texture is smooth and
approaching watery. Aftertaste is almost completely clean. Seems much
lighter than even 5.6% ABV. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: While it smells good and tastes fine; this is better approached as a pale ale than an IPA. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 32/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is a rank-pending BJCP judge.