Style: American IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Ee Tah! IPA
What the brewers say
“Our Ee Tah! IPA pours a bright, golden yellow color with aromas of rich tropical fruit, passion fruit with a hint of citrus. Pale, Pilsner, and midnight wheat malts give it a solid malt character while Chinook, Citra, and Amarillo hops impart flavors of ripe tropical fruit, peach and apricot leading to a clean hoppy finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Fruit esters mixed with woody notes—orange, pine, wet grass, grapefruit, lemon. Light caramel and bread crust.”
Flavor: “Piney with orange and blood orange in tow. The malt is simple and leaves a slightly sweet profile which probably brings out the richness of the citrus. The bitterness is about right and lingers pleasantly, although a bit more would help offset the sweetness.”
Overall: “Clean and full bodied. The citrus notes are juicy and interesting. The pine is strong, and there is some boldness to this IPA. It’s an intense piney beer.”
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