Monday, April 21, 2014

Auburn Ale House PU240 Imperial IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Auburn Ale House PU240 Imperial IPA.

From the Auburn Ale House website: “Named after the isotope essential for nuclear grade weapons, this “Weapons Grade Ale” is the hop bomb you didn’t see coming!
At 100 bittering units, PU240 captures the explosive hop flavor and aroma necessary to achieve a Critical Mass that you won’t find in other high-hop ales. A classified and combustible amount of Summit and Galena hops along with a double Dry-hop bombard­ment of Simcoe, Columbus and Nugget contribute to PU240’s high rate of spontaneous hop fusion.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours clear copper/orange color with a small beige head and great soapy lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops, biscuit, sweet caramel and a touch of crystal malts.
Taste: Citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine), mango, and pine hop flavors are balanced nicely with sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
Overall: I completely enjoyed the bottled Auburn Ale House PU240 Imperial IPA and have enjoyed it on tap at the Auburn Ale House.  This 8% ABV IIPA is malty, hoppy and delicious.  I highly recommend trying this one.


Mark Harvey

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