This is a big west coast Imperial IPA for hop lovers. Huge tropical notes dominate the nose and flavors of citrus, pine, and passion fruit mingle on the tongue with a touch of caramel malt. The relatively dry finish makes the beer crisp on the tongue and the high bitterness rather refreshing. A little sugar is added to this to drive up the starting gravity and allow for the dry finish in such a big beer. Citra and Simcoe are used heavily, late in the boil. Then the beer is dry hopped twice with 4 different hops at about double the hops rate of our IPA. Enjoy!
brokensail (12466) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored pour with a white head. Really dank, resinous nose. Orange, grapefruit, and pine. Sweet caramel and some alcohol on the aroma as well. A bit sweet, but not bad otherwise. Pine, orange, and grapefruit hop flavors. Sweet caramel, a touch of alcohol, and a fairly bitter, resinous finish.
Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community.
Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings.
Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!
Join Us »
Tick this beer for your profile
- Currently 0/5 Stars.