Review – Beer Valley Leafer Madness
From Beer Valley Brewing – Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale as created during the great hop shortage of 2008, but there is no shortage of hops in this beer. Brewed with large amounts of 2-row malt, Munich malt, and multiple hop varieties, this 9% ABV, 100+ IBU hop monster quenches the thirst of those who crave the lupulin!
Beer Valley Brewing Co. – Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Purchased at Whole Foods Market, Arroyo, Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy light orange with a fluffy eggshell white head.
Aroma: Light whiffs of grassy, citrusy hops.
Taste: Earthy bitter hops, a little bit of citrus and sweet malt. Finishes with a small lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and slightly sticky.
Overall: I was hoping for a larger aroma, but other than that, a really balanced, yet hardy double IPA.