Sunday, June 25, 2017

Destihl Vertex IPA

ChadPolenz (1803) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2017\

DOC: 4/28/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Fairly strong American hop aroma of citrus; especially orange and lemon. Lightly sweet malt presence complements the hops. Minor alcohol scent. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale orange/dark amber hue; hazy body with CO2 visible. Medium-large white frothy head retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Hop-forward palette with flavors of orange juice and lemon pith up front and earthy/piney character on the back. Bitterness is firm with a dry sensation, but nothing absurd. Malt base is a little sweet with perhaps a light caramel character. Seems a bit sweeter than the average IPA. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; medium-high carbonation. Fairly smooth with a crisp finish and minor astringent aftertaste. Though only 6.3% ABV there is subtle alcohol warmth. No drinkability issues otherwise. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A little sweeter and maltier than I prefer in an IPA, but otherwise quite tasty and drinkable. 8/10