Fresh IIPA V26 | Hubbard's Cave Brewery

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American Imperial IPA | 8.50% ABV

Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Limited (brewed once) availibility. 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
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3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can, canned on 3/19/19, fresh by 5/19/19. Drunk on 6/16/19.

This is a boozy mess. I did not enjoy. Alcohol overpowered all other flavors, which is a bit surprising since it is only 8.5%. I realize that I had this past the fresh by date. Perhaps it wasn’t cared for properly throughout the distribution process but if a beer can’t hold up for more than 60 days, maybe it shouldn’t be shipped out of state?

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, peach-like hue to the body; thick, lasting head; frothy. Light citrus aroma; grapefruit and orange. Biscuit and intense bitterness are the core tastes; citrus rind. Heavy body; dense and velvety on the palate; very dry mouthfeel throughout.

This beer delivers a strong hop bitterness smack to the taste buds. Maybe a bit one-sided with the bitterness, but some of us appreciate a good tongue-ripping IPA.

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Fresh IIPA V26 from Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 5 ratings