Venn Brewing Company
Venn Brewing Company's Northodox is a citrus forward hazy New England IPA. Venn Brewing Company Westodox (6.6% alcohol by volume, 60 International Bittering Units) is their Northodox IPA brewed in the west coast style. Westodox pours brilliant gold, permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles building a robust 3" snow white cap with good retention. The beer releases citrusy fruit aromas. A clean, medium high hop aromas leads with a light floral note and a faint hint of pine. Citrus dominates the hops' fruit aromas but some tropical notes push through. There is no grassiness and a low grainy malt aroma. Any noticeable yeast character is working with the hops. Westodox is deliciously fruity up front. Tropical, melon and stone fruit mid palate hit the medium high bitter and goes dry as a bone. The malt is grainy and clean. Westodox finishes packed with fruit with lingering bitter and hop flavor. There is no sulfur and nothing sharp or harsh in the flavor. Westodox has a medium light body, medium carbonation and faint alcohol warming. There is no astringency and the beer drinks clean and smooth. Everything everything works well together in this beer. Well balanced fruity hop flavors work well with the bitterness softened by the perfect touch of malt. I rate this very satisfying, full flavored beer 89.
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