796. Orono Brewing Ozone IPA
This is my first beer from Orono Brewing Company. They are a new brewery that opened in Orono, Maine last year and they have been producing a wide variety of beer including a number of pale ales, IPAs and saisons.
Ozone is a single IPA at 6.4% ABV using a mix of Amarillo, Mosaic, Topaz and Galaxy hops. Appearance is a super clear pale orange with almost no head. Aroma was OK with some tropical hops but nothing too exciting. Taste was alright with a nice balance of malt and hops. Clean finish that was not too bitter.
The lack of head is really the only negative thing about this beer and maybe it should have scored higher but I drink a lot of truly exceptional IPAs so sometimes it can be tough to compete. Overall a solid first beer from Orono Brewing Company, looking forward to more from Asa.
Alcohol Content: 6.4% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 78
Brewers Website: Orono Brewing
Brewers Description: Winner of 2015 Tap Into Summer Beer Festival! The Galaxy hop shines here. A light malt body allows the awesome hop flavor and aroma to star. Mosaic, Amarillo, and Topaz in the whirlpool, with a huge dry-hopped dose of Galaxy and Mosaic. Big citrus and tropical flavors with lots of resiny hop character as well.