Big Grocery's IIPA - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a taster glass.
A - Half-finger of white foam settles to a collar and wispy patches on top, as well as some tiny specks of lace. Hazy dark orange body.
S - Massive tropical fruit and candied citrus. Very nice balance of fruity hops and sugary malts, with only a hint of the listed 9.6% ABV sneaking in. Leaps out of the glass far more than their standard IPA.
T - Taste isn't quite as strong, as there's some alcohol and a hint of astringency in the finish. Again, ripe citrus and tropical fruits dominate the palate, with some sugary malts holding things together. Bitterness is actually lower than the regular IPA.
M - Body is medium-full, juicy, with plenty of enamel-coating oils in the finish. Could stand to be a touch drier, but there are a lot of residual sugars here. Some light warming alcohol, and a tick more carbonation then their IPA.
D - I actually enjoyed this more than the regular IPA, and that's unusual for me. I don't think I could put down more than a couple of these in an evening, but it's a solidly executed DIPA that I'd gladly have again.
Serving type: growler
03-06-2012 00:22:07 | More by MasterSki
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Small batch IIPA brewed by Jim for Perennial. Poured into snifter.
A - Pours a reddish/orange copper color, white head, thin ring, spotty lace.
S - Super tropical sweetness with some pineapple, mango, melon, and citrus peel. Light malty sweetness, crisp bitter hoppy notes, pretty dank and lots of resin notes. The alcohol is pretty-well hidden here for almost 10%.
T - Huge dose of hops hit the palate straight away and relent. Sweet tropical hoppy bitterness, dank resinous sweetness, sweet malts mixed in there as well. The alcohol shows itself a little more here, but still, pretty easy to drink for 9.6%. Finish is huge hoppy bitterness with some sweetness.
M - Light towards medium body, good carbonation, oily finish.
O - A solid take on a IIPA by Jim and the Perennial crew. Really enjoyed my pour, but not sure if I could take more then one per visit. Looking forward to Jim putting out more stuff through Perennial...it's an excellent combo.
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2012 19:11:25 | More by Sean9689
Big Grocery's IIPA from Perennial Artisan Ales
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