Sixpoint Craft Ales Dabble – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.2% ABV | 20 IBU

Sixpoint Craft Ales Dabble American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.2% ABV | 20 IBU (US$2.73 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, packaged on 14-Jan-2019, acquired 3-Mar-2019, reviewed 27-Mar-2019)

Appearance: cloudy medium gold with one finger of fine white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: peach, citrus, coconut, bread malt, tropical fruit, grassy/vegetal. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, medium duration moderate bitter slightly astringent finish. (4/5)

The bitterness is a little surprising, slightly more emphatic than one might expect for the claimed 20 IBU, possibly amped up by a slightly vegetal and astringent note. The hopping is a blend of new varietals Sabro, Cashmere and Idaho 7. Might be my first experience with Sabro, and apparently it’s responsible for the coconut note I’m getting (which is interesting, if nothing else). The combination of coconut and tropical fruit gives this almost a Piña Colada character, which is all to the good as far as I’m concerned. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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