AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20ChadPolenz (1777) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer (base style: 21A American IPA)
AROMA: Moderate grapefruit peel and slight citrusy hops. Generic base malt. A slight fusel character. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Hazy shade of pale orange. Moderate white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3
For a fruity IPA is it surprisingly lacking in both fruit and hop
flavors. Palette is a general malty/wheat flavor without sweetness.
There is a background note of grapefruit peel throughout with a
bitter/sour aftertaste. Hops do little to nothing to support the fruit
component and offer no particular bitterness. Though fresh, this can
seems stale. 8/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation.
Smooth, but a bit watery. Not refreshing as advertised; aftertaste is a
little annoying. Seems about right for 5% ABV, though. 2/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Works as neither an IPA nor a fruit beer. Insipid and boring. 3/10