SaltWater Brewery Screamin’ Reels IPA – American IPA at 7% ABV | 75 IBU

SaltWater Brewery Screamin’ Reels IPA American IPA at 7% ABV | 75 IBU (US$2.29 at Knightly Spirits Orange Blossom Trail, 355 ml, packaged on 4-Feb-2017, acquired 15-May-2017, reviewed 10-Jun-2017)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with three fingers of rocky ivory head, good retention and moderately heavy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, melon, caramel, earth/floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter, moderate-high astringent. (3/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter astringent spicy finish. (2/5)

I’m not sure what’s going on here, but there’s an astringent melon-rind, almost metallic note on the tongue that’s really quite distracting. Age doesn’t seem to be a factor, but this is unbalanced and not pleasant overall – sink poured after a few sips. (8/20)

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