AROMA: Fairly strong citrusy hops; slight candy scent. Low, clean grainy
malt aroma in the background. No alcohol, No grass. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Bright copper/pale orange hue; high clarity. High CO2 and large white froth. 3/3
Solid pale malt base with strong, dank hop presence throughout.
Caramel/candy sweetness up front immediately followed by drank
resiny/piney hop flavor at the finish. Slight oxidation due age of
bottle (which might account for pronounced sweetness). 17/20
Medium body; medium-high CO2. Smooth, soft texture. Bitterness lingers
into the aftertaste but without astringency. No alcohol presence. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: One of (if not THE) best mass-market IPAs. True to the style and highly enjoyable. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 43/50
NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.