Friday, September 29, 2017

Monkish Babbleship

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.2%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.64/5
- Untappd: 4.49/5
- RateBeer: N/A

"BABBLESHIP is a DOUBLE DRY-HOPPED DIPA saturated with Mosaic and Galaxy hops! That's right, DDH La Schmoove!"

Pours a hazy, golden orange with a murky body and a finger of white head.

I definitely get tons of acidic citrus and dank hops on the nose. Lemon and grapefruit follow closely as does a tiny herbal quality. More mint and green tea in the back with some spices and even more citrus.

It's a bit sweeter than I expected on the taste. That's not a negative, but I thought it was worth mentioning. It's less acidic citrus and more sweet fruits like berries and tangerine. There's a small influence from oranges and lemon, but again, it leans on the sweeter side. More dank Galaxy hops as it transitions to the middle and some pine and mint come through as this warms up. Near the back, a dessert-like orange creamsicle flavor starts to pop which just adds to the sweetness and is quite delectable. The aftertaste is lots of Galaxy and a small portion of bready malts.

Mouthfeel is medium with a creamy texture. No alcohol presence and it is super smooth from beginning to end.

Babbleship was another great DIPA from Monkish. I really enjoyed the orange cream and sherbet qualities as I let this sit longer and longer. That, combined with the Galaxy hops, was quite the tag team that gave quite the Dudley Death Drop to my palate. No good? Ok, how about a Meltzer Driver? If I want to get obscure, then we can go with a Shaker Heights Spike. In any case, this was a great addition to an already stellar Monkish library.


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