Review: Prison City Riot in '29 | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Prison City Riot in '29
95 out of 100
Prison City Riot in

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.8 IBU: 100

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Prison City Riot in '29

What the brewers say

“Commemorating the actual riot at Auburn’s prison in 1929. Cascade and Citra hops lend grapefruit and tangerine notes with a light, pithy bitterness. Hazy on purpose.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Herbal. Pineapple and citrus peel but also a lot of grassy, wet, hay, and earthy hop aroma. Lemon, lemon grass, and a touch of bubblegum.”

Flavor: “Great chewy balanced IPA, not overwhelmingly complex, but everything comes together nicely. The hops character leans toward grassy notes with a nice wet hay, tangerine, and lemon-tart quality. Finish is a little heavy, but bitter enough that it doesn’t come across sweet.”

Overall: “Some citrus acidity makes this beer very refreshing. Leans to tropical fruits making this is a good introduction to New England-Style IPAs because it has all the attributes expected of the style.”

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