Full Review

Sixpoint Brewery

Sixpoint Brewery
PUFF Cloudy IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Sixpoint Brewery
PUFF Cloudy IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.8%
Minutely hazy deep amber color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of papaya-mango relish and onion bread with a slightly chewy, lively, frothy, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, long finish that exhibits accents of peppercorns, honey roasted pineapple, pine, and arugula finish. Rich and satisfying DIPA with excellent balance and sessionability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Hoppy, Bold & Bitter & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: papaya-mango relish and onion bread
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of peppercorns, honey roasted pineapple, pine, and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mole Chicken, Aged Cheddar, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich and satisfying DIPA with excellent balance and sessionability.

The Producer

Sixpoint Brewery

The Producer
40 Van Dyke St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
USA
1 718-218-4678

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.