Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.0 IBU: 77

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Roc Brewing Co. Whoopass

What the brewers say

“Aroma: Strong citrus, slight caramel sweetness. Taste: Grapefruit rind, tropical fruits, and pine, slight honey-like sweetness, subdued bitterness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Heavy floral and herbal notes: honeysuckle, tulip, and rosemary. Gets slightly soapy as it warms. Light honey sweetness, with a light malt note.”

Flavor: “The flavor surprises with strong hops bitterness throughout. Some interesting malt complexity, with a touch of honey, caramel, biscuit, and bread crust. Hops flavors oscillate among dank piney character, floral notes, and grapefruit pithiness. Bitterness gets a bit astringent as it sits in the aftertaste. The finish is like grapefruit pith—hard to get out of your mouth.”

Overall: “An aggressive beer that uses some unique hops in an interesting way but gets a little lost with an overly bitter profile. It’s not too sweet, as some IIPAs can be.”



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