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John Zeller’s SmackDown IPA

John Zeller’s SmackDown IPA
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We the brewers of Cincinnati created this beer to celebrate the life of John Zeller and to commemorate his epic victory in the Great IPA Smackdown of 2010. Declared in the cavernous garagemajal and played out before the Bloatarian Elders in a most secret ceremony, this heroic battle forever designated "the real JZ" as a Brewer and not a pussy.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft pint from the Moerlein Lager House. Pours a clear gold with a small white head that laces the glass. Aroma of citrus (orange and grapefruit), grass, caramel, and wet leaves. The flavor has a long citrusy note, with pine resin, grass, and florals. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean, juicy mouthfeel. Refreshing, tasty, and not overly bitter. Nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where surpassed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6394) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On tap. Clear orange color. Thin white head, leaves good lace. Medium body, smooth crisp lighter carbonation. Easy drinking, with a more dry finish. Lighter grassy hop profile, lightly spicy hop, light citrus. Pilsener malt works well with the subdued hop profile, aiding to this beer’s smooth drinkability. Very well-balanced. Malt profile is more biscuity and peppery, lightly toasty, no caramel sweetness, I appreciate that. Moderate bitter taste, lightly spicy, minimal sweet. Solid, light easy-drinking IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5452) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft to pint at Listermann this past weekend. Looks good; orange with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes solid; hoppy with a fairly big pale malt backbone. Solid on the palate. Good, but well short of their Intergalactic IPA.


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