Martin House Brewing Company Friday IPA – American IPA at 6% ABV | 59 IBU

Martin House Brewing Company Friday IPA American IPA at 6% ABV | 59 IBU (US$2.41 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, packaged on 26-Dec-2017, acquired 3-Mar-2018, reviewed 10-Mar-2018)

Appearance: hazy deep gold with one finger of fluffy pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, caramel, mild slightly dank pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, off-dry  finish. (4/5)

Quite solid even though it’s getting a bit close to that magic ninety day freshness cutoff for AIPAs. Nothing overly memorable, but pleasant enough, with a moderately high bitterness that remains nonetheless reasonably well balanced by a caramel malt backbone. There’s just the slightest hint of astringency on the back end, but it’s otherwise fairly defect-free. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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