Second tasting of the night following the Potasi Cave Ale. Enjoyed with Joey Waldorf and Jen. Served from a micro snifters for sharing.
Taste: Starts biscuity sweet that is overbalanced by the outstanding pine and citrus flavors of the alpha acids. A great combination of bittering and aromatic hops. The foretaste has a bit of fruitiness to it as well as a honey undertones. Midtaste exhibits the greatest complexity of both toasted malt and the pine flavors. Grassy and herbaceous towards the finish. The aftertaste is quick and sweet but still maintains a crisp bitter flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light body, surprising for the malt sweetness. Carbonation is perfectly done, as it encourages a very smooth yet crisp texture. Mouthfeel is anything but harsh, and more so soft. Finish is very dry.
Overall Impression: A lighter IPA but don't let the color fool. This beer is definitely full of flavor in every way. I'd say this is one of the better IPA's I've had. Completely fresh and crisp and drinkable. I'd say this is one of the best go to IPA of the Hy-vee selection
Jen: 90/100 (highest given for an IPA)