Crea­ture Com­forts Cos­mik De­bris

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Imperial Ipa -

ABV: 8% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“This year, Cos­mik De­bris fea­tures Sim­coe, Idaho 7, Mo­saic, Cas­cade, and Chi­nook hops that to­gether de­velop an aroma of citrus zest, melon, and sub­tle pine. The beer de­liv­ers a bal­ance be­tween firm bit­ter­ness and malt with notes of star fruit and or­ange mar­malade on the palate.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Slight or­ange cream­si­cle. Medium mango and pineap­ple. A touch of onion and dank­ness, but in a good way. A light piney, flo­ral char­ac­ter as it warms. Some malt sweet­ness.” Fla­vor: “Heavy on the grape­fruit rind with a healthy amount of dank­ness and slight onion. A touch of malt sweet­ness keeps the hops from tak­ing over. An as­sertive bit­ter­ness pro­vides some bal­ance with­out get­ting ag­gres­sive. Light spices are well balanced with the bit­ter­ness.” Over­all: “An as­sertive beer that hits some nice notes with­out be­ing too daunt­ing. Juicy fla­vor with pine and light dank notes balanced by a mod­er­ate bit­ter­ness that ex­tends through­out the taste. I would love to pair this beer with a large wedge of sharp ched­dar cheese.”

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