Wiper and True: India Pale Ale: Sorachi Ace (England: IPA: 7.1%)
Visual: Cloudy banana to apricot. Large tight bubbled froth head of a toffee touched hue.
Nose: Toffeeish malt. Lemon grass. Crisp hops. Bubble gum. Vanilla.
Body: Good bitterness. Greenery. Lemongrass. Tannins. Dry attenuated malt body. Sour cream. Dried apricot.
Finish: Lemongrass. Seaweed wrap. Bitter hops. Charring. Sour cream and chives. Malt chocolate. Toffee.
Conclusion: This is a pretty heavily attenuated beer by the taste of it. It reminds me as much of the style’s close cousin , the APA as it does an IPA. While, because of this, it lacks the sweetness of IPA Is Dead’s Sorachi Ace, it is probably equal in how well it manages to express the hop. Lots of lemongrass and general grassiness or greenery, along with that slight bubblegum weirdness.
There is differences in the expression, here, from the interactions with the attenuated…
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