Irie IPA - Tighthead Brewing Company
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Reviews by blackcompg:
4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed in a pint glass at ChiliU in Libertyville, IL...
Appearance - Came with a bout a finger of eggshell head, the body is a clear light straw amber, and left some pretty decent lacing after the session.
Smell - Lots of tart citrus, grapefruit and orange peels, pale malts.
Taste - Lots of sharp and bitter citrus peels/zests/pits, especially grapefruit, orange and tangerine. There's a whiff of bready malts at the center that just ever so barely balance the powerful citrus hops, but is crushed by more hops in a moment. The finish is bittering citrus peels and piths, with a bit of piney, resiney hops, and they remain long into the finish. Alcohol is perfectly hidden, no way does this seem like 7.8% ABV...careful ;o)
Mouthfeel - lighter side of medium, carb is also medium and pretty smooth, still providing enuff of a scrub to pave the way for the bitter/drying side of the hops.Very drinkable and satisfying.
Overall - If you like your hops citrussy and bitter, then this is your huckleberry - potent and powerful citrus hops here, but barely any sweetness to balance - this is a puckering ipa, there is no mistaking the 132 IBU rating here. I personally think a bit more sweetness would go a very long way, but to each his own - overall still an excellent ipa, and extremely pleased that this is brewed about 10 minutes from my home.
Serving type: on-tap
10-01-2012 02:36:26 | More by blackcompg
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