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14B American IPA

Average Score / 50
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Judge: b-robbins@comcast.net (Brian Robbins)
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 27004286
Style: 14B American IPA
Beer Info:
Descriptors: Estery
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
Low bready malt with moderate caramel aroma. Moderate dank, resinous hop aroma. Low sweet citrus eaters, orange marmalade. Nondms, no diacetyl
9 / 12

Appearance:
Medium head of nearly white very fine bubbles that collapses quickly but leaves a thin layer that persists. Fairly clear gold-orange.
3 / 3

Flavor:
Low bready malt character with low to moderate caramel.
Firmly buttered and balanced heavily to hops. Moderate-high dank, resinous hop flavor with some sweet citrus. Clean fermentation. Finish has a persistent coarse and sharp bitterness.
12 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Medium body, moderate carbonation, prickly on the tongue. Slight alcohol warmth. Sharp bitterness persists on the palate.
4 / 5

Overall:
A very good example of the style, with a coarse bitterness and overly crystal/Carmella flavor.
Consider a slight change of recipe to reduce caramel character, or in the case of all grain, lower the mash temperature. Additional late hopping and reduced or altered early hop additions may improve the hop flavor while achieving a more pleasant bitterness.
7 / 10

Total Score: 35 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 3 / 5


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