Review: Revelation Xtralovable New England Double IPA

Today's review is Revelation Ale Works' New England-Style Double India Pale Ale. 

From the website:  Hey sugar, I know it's been a minute since we put out a double-IPA. Xtralovable is a big-bodied juice bomb, with notes Orange, Vanilla, Papaya, and Mango. Azacca hops in the boil, Mosaic in the whirl. Double-dry hopped with Azacca, Cashmere, and Simcoe. 8% ABV

Appearance: Cloudy NE DIPA with a golden body to it, moderate amount of carbonation to it and a moderate thickness of snow white head on top that diminishes rather quickly to leave behind a layered lacing on the glass that looks pretty darn nice.

Aroma: Sweet, leafy and tropical hop presence to it, bitter pine presence, bit of a cardboardy aroma, pineapple, lemon, pretty much take it or leave it so far..

Taste: Leafy and floral hop presence that gives it more of a welcoming presence than the cardboardy aroma last time around. It's got a bit of a bitter pine presence, as well as a tropical sweetness that's a bit of lemon, pineapple and melon, slight syrupiness to it. Aftertaste is a bitter/floral taste that tingles the tongue a good deal.

Overall Thoughts: Tropical, floral, tad bitter, leafy, syrupy. Thankfully the cardboardy aroma doesn't come out in the taste. 

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