Greater Good "V" 5-Hopped IPA

Greater Good Imperials Brewing Company
Brewed at Brewmaster’s Tavern
Williamsburg, Massachusetts USA
8% Imperial IPA | 4 Ratings |
This is the little brother, in a bigger can, to our massively smooth and juicy 12% New England IPA (aka “Greylock” IPA). We dialed this Double 5-hopped IPA to 8% ABV and transformed the hop profile to include balanced dank and bittering notes. A hop lovers delight. This carefully constructed brew provides a little more complexity to the foundation of the “juice bomb” style that folks in our New England IPA market have come to expect- tropical, grapefruit, lime, melon notes that come together perfectly in a beautiful orange colored masterpiece. We are a proud Worcester County MA company, so naturally we used our own Cascade hops grown right here in Central Mass- the perfect latitude and climate for this traditional IPA hop. We believe that “8 is the new 5” so this is our perfect session beer!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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