Boul­der Pulp Fu­sion Blood Orange IPA

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Pale Ale & Ipa -

ABV: 6.5% | IBUS: 52 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“Shines with a bright, golden color and fin­ishes smooth with­out lin­ger­ing bit­ter­ness. This com­min­gling of aro­matic hops and zesty blood or­anges is a blood bath of citrus fla­vor!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dis­tinct orange aroma cou­pled with sub­tle notes of flo­ral and fruit or­chard. Foresty hops aro­mas that are earthy and rich. Caramel, bis­cuit, and toasted malt of­fer sweet­ness, with hints of mo­lasses and stone fruit.” Fla­vor: “The malt sweet­ness and es­ters stand out first, giv­ing the beer a Bit-o-honey char­ac­ter. Then the orange, which has the bit­ter qual­i­ties of the rind but is strong­est in the af­ter­taste. Hops earth­i­ness and flo­ral notes, with a mel­low bit­ter­ness and spici­ness. The body is a lit­tle thin, and none of the fruity fla­vors linger long after the sip.” Over­all: “The fruit en­hances an oth­er­wise mid­dle-of-the-road IPA, and over­all the beer is bal­anced, if re­strained. The fruit is well-matched to the beer, but the beer is miss­ing some com­plex­ity that would sep­a­rate it from the crowd. The sweet­ness of the malt is more pro­nounced than the del­i­cate taste of the citrus.”

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