Brewery: Jester King Brewery
Style: 21B (Specialty IPA)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer To Go!
Canned Date: May, 28, 2020
Consumed Date: June 16, 2020
Details From the Brewer
IPA brewed with local two row barley from Blacklands Malt, oats, wheat, and Mosaic and Cascade hops.
Aroma – 9/12
Overripe tropical fruit hits the nose first. Mango, pineapple and orange citrus at a medium- high level. Black tea and a slight phenol round out some depth as well. Slight doughy malt character.
Appearance – 3/3
Pours a light, muted yellow liquid. A strong haze obscures most of the transparency. Fine bubbles compose a thick head with great retention.
Flavor – 13/20
Ripe mango, citrus, and some passion fruit up front. There’s a bit of body odor and phenolic that blends in with a tea note as well. Some minor cantaloupe and berry flavors. A touch of cooked corn as well. White bread malt flavors are very low. There’s a low-medium bitterness that appears in the midtaste carrying a dryness through the finish.
Mouthfeel – 5/5
Very soft, yet medium bodied. It thins out a bit towards the finish. Medium carbonation. There’s a bit of a oily hop residue on the inner checks after the finish.
Overall Impression – 7/10
This is a very interesting IPA. While the main flavors are familiar, it’s got a lot of secondary notes that blend in well, yet surprise. I’m really liking the dryness to bitterness balance here. I think there is a touch of DMS here that could be cleaned up. Overall, this drinks like a 5% pale ale, but with a lot more flavor.
Rating – 37/50
This is my first beer I’ve tried from the All Together collaboration series with Other Half. I’m liking the hop blend, so it’ll be interesting how the other breweries vary their beer from this one.