Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 84

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

AleSmith Brewing Company Double IPA

What the brewers say

“The flavor imparts orange, grapefruit, and tangerine hops notes with earthy, spicy, and pine undertones. A sturdy malt backbone balances the profound hops bitterness to create an assertive and vibrant beer that offers a bold expression of fresh American hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Distinct and unique blueberry hops flavors up front, with some nice mango and lemongrass. Light dank, onion hops aroma with a touch a malt sweetness. Capers? Gin? Definitely in the pine family, but more of a cousin.”

Flavor: “Nice hops fruitiness with an even blend of blueberry, mango, and grapefruit rind. The hops bitterness and the light sweetness accentuate a piney hops character (a bit of Christmas tree) that helps balance and dry out the beer. A nice touch of boozy warmth also helps to fill out this beer. Bitterness lingers just a little too long, into the point of unwelcome aftertaste.”

Overall: “A complex hops profile that just barely rises above the intense hops bitterness. It could use some malt to balance it out.”



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