Texas Ale Project Texas Blood R&D Series Blood Orange IPA – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 40 IBU

Texas Ale Project Texas Blood R&D Series Blood Orange IPA American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 40 IBU (C$3.45 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, packaged on 14-Nov-2019, acquired 3-Mar-2019, reviewed 21-Mar-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of fine white head, good retention and minimal lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy oranges, grainy caramel, light pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration bitter finish. (4/5)

I like it. Big blood orange presence dominates both the nose and the tongue, almost to the point of making it Radler-Like. Purists might pooh-pooh it, but I’m a sucker for Radlers. Most importantly, there’s a solid hop bitterness in the finish, preventing the juice character from becoming overly sweet. Well-balanced and enjoyable. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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