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Sun King Brewing Company
Style | ABV
Limited (brewed once).
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had in 12oz snifter on tap at The Tap in Bloomington, IN.
Appearance - Golden, copper and mostly transparent. Very thin head is retained throughout. Lacing rings after most pours.
Smell - Hops are strong. Pine and citrus. Not much sweetness from malt.
Taste - Just like smell. Hops all the way. Very bitter.
Mouth - Crisp and carbonated.
Overall - I enjoyed this IPA. Very simple in that the piney/citrus hops dominate the whole way through. I find it more bitter than Sun King's other IPA offerings, but that's not a bad thing. It's a must try for any IPA lover.
Serving type: on-tap
01-03-2013 20:07:28 |
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I listed this as "Limited" as I have no information to the contrary. My growler (32oz Sun King swingtop is fresh from robwescott - cheers!) is hand-labeled from the brewery identifying 7.4% ABV and 81 IBU.
If you know me, you know I like two things - chew gum and my IPA's brite. And I came here to do two things - Redheads and kick-ass.
This isn't quite a red-head, it's a white topped golden amber with thin lacing and an opaque, glassy appearance. Good, light, brisk hops and grain aroma.
If I had this on draft I would undoubtedly push it up to an overall 4. It's quite good over-all, but I wanted more subtlety or layering of the hop character which I believe may be there straight from the tank. There isn't anything particularly wrong with this at all. It does more than hit the spot; it delivers a single, crisp hop note. That note is pine bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light, slightly too long a biter, lingering aftertaste but otherwise quite good.
(198th review - 1st beer added? Certainly among the first handful)
Serving type: growler
12-07-2012 01:43:23 |
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