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14B American IPA

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Andy Weigel (
Judge Qualification: Certified
Entry ID: 61412044
Style: 14B American IPA
Beer Info:
Bottle Inspection:
Bottle Comments: Draft

Medium level of lightly toasty, biscuity malt foundation with a high level of citrusy and orange hop aroma. Esters undetectable. No other aromatics.
9 / 12

Light amber/light copper color with moderate clarity. Medium amount of slightly off white head that persists.
3 / 3

Medium level of lightly toasty and biscuity malt foundation that is dominated by a high level of hop bitterness and a high level of citrus/orange/tropical hop flavor. No fermentation character detectable. Balance to squarely toward hoppy. Finish is moderately dry.
15 / 20

Medium body with medium carbonation. Light creaminess with a low level of hop based astringency.
4 / 5

Overall an excellent example of the style with no major flaws. The hop bitterness is just a touch astringent and heavy. It coats the palate with a resin-like stickiness. Possibly some additional carbonation would help lighten up the heavy palate sensation.
8 / 10

Total Score: 39 / 50

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

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