Beer Valley Brewing Co. — Leafer Madness Imperial IPA — 9%

At first pour, I caught a crisp lemon high note coming off the meringue-thick head and lots of hoppy goodness.

The brew is slightly murky from the pronounced yeasts, but held up to the light, it shows a beautiful honey color.

This killer is a dangerously smooth 9% with the alcohol perfectly hidden behind a balance of hops with 2-row and Munich malts.

The recent Hop Bomb arms race has led some brewers to skirt the boundaries of good taste, but Beer Valley really shows off their craft with this explosive Double IPA.

Grade: A

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