Review: Odd 13 Papa Silenus | Craft Beer & Brewing
Odd 13 Papa Silenus
96 out of 100

Style: Imperial New England-Style IPA

ABV: 8.5

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

Odd 13 Papa Silenus

What the brewers say

“The blend of kettle hops creates firm bitterness and tropical/citrus notes. Simcoe and Amarillo reappear in the dry hop, along with a dose of Comet to create a resinous aroma and flavor.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Moderate Juicy Fruit character, with mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, lychee, banana, red apple, papaya, and passion fruit. Slight clove phenols emerge along with a musty citrus hops aroma. As it warms, light dank hops show through, as do notes of salt, shoyu, sulfur, armpit, resin, cheddar, and Parmesan. It’s kind of stinky, but in a good way.”

Flavor: “Lots of very ripe mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and kiwi. The hops bitterness lingers with just a touch of malt sweetness to mellow it out. Full, rich malt character adds some sweetness throughout and finishes with a light, warming alcohol.”

Overall: “There’s enough bitterness and malt sweetness to match the alcohol strength. The bright fruit notes stray away from the typical citrus, evoking South Pacific tropic fruit notes. Just as you settle in, the bitter finish emerges and balances it all out.”



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