ROOTS WOODY

NOTES: Bottle @ McHops Monastery courtesy of Beerford McBrewin’

STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 6%

APPEARANCE: Bright, hazy orange

HEAD: White, smooth on top, and lasts about a minute…like Lord Copperpot.

LACING: Thorough and resilient

NOSE: Nice restraint. Very floral, piney hops…a touch of cannabis. The hop burst settles down and reveals a complex caramel malt aroma. No noseburn from the ABV…just persistent hops cresting and falling around the sweet malt base.

TASTE: Interesting flavor. The only sweetness comes right up front, then the hops takes over aggressively. They’re bitter and astringent and leave your palate with a bold, pine/weed aftertaste. The clever balance in the nose is not present in the taste. A little funky compared to other well-crafted American IPAs.

MOUTHFEEL: Nice, fluffy, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Medium-bodied.

DRINKABILITY: Not bad. The aftertaste is challenging and the pine flavor can be cloying after awhile. But I enjoyed the bomber….I certainly had no problem polishing it off.

RATNG: 3 Hops

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