Not extreme amounts of information on the label.

Not extreme amounts of information on the label.

IPA by TørsT, unknown ABV, unknown IBU.

This is the very first brew from the TørsT duo, congratulations! TørsT consists of my favourite ex-kindergarten employee Thea and her mysterious companion only known as Tarjei (I think). I don’t anything about this brew, apart from it being an IPA. I don’t know if this is an extract brew, a BIAB, a full grain or if TørsT made the recipe themselves.

TørsT IPA in the glass

TørsT IPA in the glass

The mystery beer pours a clear, medium amber body with large, dense and creamy off-white head. It looks very lively carbonated, and after I’ve poured my first small glass a 2 cm layer of foam forms in the bottle quite quickly. The second glass is cloudy due to the over-carbonation. The head is long-lived and settles as a thin layer, and it laces the glass well.

Strong aroma of sweet tropical fruits, with some vague hints of yeast in the back. The flavour is
fairly clean, but with traces of higher alcohols and a somewhat dirty yeasty influence. Still, the pleasant elements are dominating, and I get quite strong notes of tropical fruits, both peach and mango. Also some bitter herbs and grassy hints. The taste is light to moderate sweet with a moderate+ bitter finish. So, let me take a guess, 50 IBU and 6% ABV?

The beer is mid-bodied with a dry finish and a bit too lively carbonation.

Conclusion: a straightforward IPA with a tropical flavour profile, but with some minor impurities. If I had tasted it a couple of months earlier the hoppy contributions would probably have been even stronger and they would have masked the vague off-flavours even better. Anyway, far better than my first homebrew!

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      5/10
Palate:     3/5
Overall:    10/20
Ratebeer score: 2.9/5.0

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