Category 12 Brewing Fresh Hop West Coast IPA – American IPA at 6% ABV | 58 IBU (C$6.25 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 26-Sep-2023, acquired 30-Oct-2023, reviewed 4-Nov-2023)
Appearance: clear medium gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and well-defined stringy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pine resin, citrus, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry building bitter spicy finish. (3/5)
Single-hopped with fresh Chinook – which is a dual-purpose hop that I’m not convinced has the character to pull off single-hopping, at least not for this style. This one has all the traditional elements of the style, sure, but it’s just not as punchy as I like, especially in the aroma. (14/20)
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