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Melvin Brewing Drunken Master
98 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Melvin Brewing Drunken Master

Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 9 IBU: 75

98
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Melvin Brewing Drunken Master

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What the brewers say

“Brewed with a blend of Columbus, Citra, and some top-secret hops left over from the great East vs. West hip-hop battles. Hopped with more than 3 pounds per barrel. Drunken Master is the 2016 National IlPA Champion.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “This tropical milkshake of a beer has a great juicy character: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, slight vanillin, and a slight pine character that becomes evident as you work past the fruit. Somewhat subdued bready malt character has some nice honey character.”

Flavor: “Rich and chewy mouthfeel with medium lingering bitterness. Really bright juicy fruit on the front carries through on the back and turns to a nice pine character that lingers into the back of the palate. Malt profile is full-sized, but the bitterness backs it up. Alcohol is well integrated, inspiring!”

Overall: “Juicy balanced IIPA with a great tropical fruit character and a soft hoppy finish. The malt adds a caramel sweetness with some honey. It would be easy to drink too much of this!”

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