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14C Imperial IPA

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Andy Weigel (
Judge Qualification: Rank Pending
Entry ID: 27972329
Style: 14C Imperial IPA
Beer Info:
Descriptors: Grassy
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments: 16oz can

Light amount of bready malt peaks thru an very high amount citrus and piney hop aroma. Unable to determine esters or fermentation profile, but nothing immediate jumps out. Low levels of grassy/vegetal aromas are present as the sample warms.
10 / 12

Light gold with considerable cloudiness. Medium amount of bright white head that persists.
2 / 3

High amount of citrus (pineapple, orange), tropical (mango) and pine hop flavors dominate and are backed up with a moderate amount of lightly toasted malt. No fermentation character is apparent. Balance is decidedly toward the hoppy side, but there is enough malt to keep it exceptionally drinkable. Finish is semi-dry.
15 / 20

Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. Very high level of creaminess. Very low amount of hop based astringency. Low level of alcohol warmth.
4 / 5

Overall an excellent example of the style. Finish is just a touch on the sweet side and a little bit more carbonation would help to give the impression of dryness.
8 / 10

Total Score: 39 / 50

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

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