Mehana Brewing Company Tsunami IPA – American IPA at 7.2% ABV | 75 IBU

Mehana Brewing Company Tsunami IPA American IPA at 7.2% ABV | 75 IBU (US$10.00 at Da Poke Shack, 568 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 25-Apr-2019, reviewed 25-Apr-2019)

Appearance: clear medium amber with a short off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: bready caramel, pine, pithy grapefruit. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter finish with mild spicy pepper heat. (3/5)

Old-school somewhat heavy IPA with big bitterness mostly offsetting the big malt character. Made slightly more interesting than it otherwise might be by the addition of black pepper, giving a pepper heat in the finish complementing the big lingering bitter. (13/20)

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