Friday, December 23, 2016

Uinta Rise & Pine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1738) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA: Black IPA

AROMA: Moderately strong pine aroma with slight berry character as well. Some dark malt sweetness and a hint of chocolate, but not roasty. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Black with ruby highlights. Large, dark tan, frothy head retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Prominent bitterness right away with citrus pith flavor and dryness. A resiny pine character is present in the background throughout. Slight dark malty sweetness with minor caramel or toffee notes. Aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Texture is lightly creamy, albeit a tad crisp. Finishes with a smoky flavor and slight astringency. No alcohol presence. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely to spec and delivers on its marketing description. Commendable and enjoyable. 8/10