Mystic Brewery – Frappe IPA

Mystic Brewery - Frappe IPA

Mystic Brewery – Frappe IPA

India Pale Ale with lactose
Brewed in: Chelsea, Massachusetts
2015 BJCP Style: 21A. American IPA
ABV: 7.5%
Canned on: 1/26/18
Tasting on: 3/31/18
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of medium-high citrus, mainly orange. Undertones of light flowery and spicy hops, along with a hint of cream. 9.5/10

Appearance: Hazy yellow to orange body. White head with excellent retention. 9.5/10

Flavor: Medium bitterness in the beginning followed by low-moderate sweetness and light orange hop character in the middle. Medium-high hop bitterness returns in the end along with moderate lemon and fresh cut grass. Lemon and orange fade to fresh cut grass in the aftertaste. 17/20

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium-full body. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol. Slightly harsh bitterness. 9/10

Overall Impression: The aroma, and to a lesser extent the flavor, are reminiscent of an orange creamsicle. The body is surprisingly full thanks to the lactose. 46/50

Final Score: 91% = B

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