IPGA is an American IPA brewed by Twisted Trunk Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.
The IPA pours a very deep golden hue — approaching copper — it’s quite cloudy at first. Ample sediment is adrift in the glass but the beer’s clarity improves as it settles. Even so, it still has a modest haze. The IPA is topped by an inch thick cap of white froth that reduces rapidly and the head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any residue on the glass.
The aroma isn’t particularly strong but does waft a pleasant scent of hoppy pine and citrus.
The palate begins with a dose of hops right on the tip of the tongue. Flavors of biting grapefruit are followed by mellow notes of orange citrus. A touch of pine crests at the top and then bottoms out with a sweet note of mango. An undercurrent of bready malt mixes in the base but does little to balance the tasting.
The bitterness is perceived from start to finish and imparts a moderate astringency. The body is relatively smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Its finish is mildly drying.
The aroma could be stronger and its presentation could be better but otherwise the IPGA is a nice representation of an IPA. The feel is as expected of the style and while its palate is straightforward, its bite will certainly appease the hopheads. The IPGA is a refreshing brew and if you have a chance to try it, you won’t be disappointed by its hoppy goodness.