Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sand City Infinity Minus One + 2

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.2%
Current Ratings...
- Untappd: 4.38/5
- Beer Advocate: 4.51/5
- RateBeer: N/A

"Double India Pale Ale, double dry hopped with Galaxy and Mosaic hops."

Pours out golden orange in color with a murky body and a finger of white head.

The aroma is filled with sweet juices of tangerines and clementines with a nice spicy twist of black pepper. Raw, dank hop juice tends to dominate and adds a pure hop juice presence to the entire aroma.

The taste follows the nose well. The juiciness of the hops leans heavily to the sweeter side with the aforementioned tangerines being immediately noticeable with hints of grapefruit and Mandarin orange. Absent from the nose, but noticeable here, are some grassy notes with bits of pine. The sweetness is broken up by the hefty bitterness which announces itself with a thud of dankness. The bitter bite lingers on each sip and is the most prominent flavor on the back end as it is the lasting sensation on the finish.

Mouthfeel is full with a soft texture. At over 8% abv, you cannot taste that alcohol at all. The bitter flavor noticeably sticks to your tongue long after each sip has come and gone, but the sweet juice flavors help combat this.

Infinity Minus One + 2 serves its purpose as a big Double IPA with big contributions from juicy and dank hops. Drinkability remained high thanks to the sweet citrus, but the dank hop juice was what really pounded the palate into submission and left the lasting impression.


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