Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Broken Halo IPA (Widmer)

Broken Halo IPA (Widmer)

Ratebeer 3.33 74th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +4

Once released from the bottle, Broken Halo pours golden yellow with a fluffy head that clings to the glass and sticks around. The nose is quite subdued for an IPA, only slightly hoppy. The first sip hits you with a double punch of carbonation and alcohol. This is followed up by a caramel malt sweetness slightly underbalanced by aromatic hop bitterness. The bitterness is reminiscent of ruby red grapefruit juice.

Aftertaste +2

The lingering citrus hop bitterness lasted for over a minute, but it was not overpowering.

Alcohol Content +1 6%

The alcohol content was not too high but you could taste it up front.

Value +1

This was a very drinkable IPA. Not a superstar in the hop department.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Vacations are great. I had this beer in the hot tub after breakfast. Now this is a great start to any day.

Overall 9/10 BOOM HEADSHOT

I liked this beer not because it was the most hoppy IPA, but because it was above average hoppy. Just enough to be drinkage and flavourful.

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