Deschutes Hop Slice Session IPA

Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 4.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 45 IBUs. Malt – Pale, Carapils, Honey Malt, Munich and Crystal. Hops – Centennial, Galaxy, Cascade, Azacca and Amarillo.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) India Pale Ale brewed with Meyer Lemon.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 355ml bottle with a best before date of 5th October 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear golden colour with some orange hue. There was a big three finger white head with good retention and nice lacing.
Aroma: Lemon, tea, sweet mandarin, bready and dish soap.
Taste: Lemon zest, citrus rind, bready, light caramel malt and floral sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was not bad, but I couldn’t really get around the aromas here. The dish washing detergent I use has a lemony smell, which is fine for washing dishes, but not something I want to drink. So getting that smell on the finish just didn’t work for me.

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