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Desirous - Penrose Brewing

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83
good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Penrose Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PHBoiler on 03-18-2014)
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Bright saturated gold, perfect clarity, compact layer of white foam on the surface. Good retention, some lacing visible.

Aromas of light tropical fruit and earthy bitterness. Dried papaya, cantaloupe, coriander.

Taste is lightly malty with a cantaloupe note up front, followed by a building earthy bitterness that lingers long into the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a balanced malty presence. Overall it's worth a try, though not sure i'll seek it out based on personal preference.

12/14: bottles just came out, picked up a single. Not really as tropical as before, more earthy Belgian yeast, and grapefruit peel bitterness, sort of clovey.

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Desirous from Penrose Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.