Saturday, March 18, 2017

Perrin No Problems "A Session IPA"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1771) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2017

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2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA (Session IPA)

AROMA: Fairly prominent American hops with notes of spice rack seasonings, some pine and minor citrus pith. No malt definition, but presence is not absence. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Amber/pale orange hue. Slightly hazy but no sediment. Moderate white foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Hops are present throughout with fruity flavor throughout the first half (mostly orange; some melon). A moderate bitter bite at the apex followed by herbal/spicy taste on the entire back end. Leave a bit of citrus peel aftertaste and minor, tolerable astringency. Malt base is simple enough to offer balance, but no sweetness nor distinctive flavors. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body with medium-low carbonation. More smooth than crisp. Refreshing while in the mouth, but hops do linger somewhat. Plenty of flavor for a 4.5% ABV session brew, though it is rather filling. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely has what you expect and want in a session IPA. Not amazing, but nothing to dislike either. 7/10