The 2020 release of Imperial Monk is an exercise in producing a big IPA more in line with a West Coast style IPA. With Citrus and Pine being the forward hop expressions, assertive bitterness and a drier finish.
Deep ruby red with off white head of foam.
Citrus and pine hop aromatics push through caramel and dark fruit notes delivered by the malt bill. Some soft esters are also present.
Upfront caramel sweetness with dried fruits (raisins), some marmalade like citrus across the mid palate. Finish is quite dry even though the mouthfeel is big and full.
As the beer warms the malt notes get bigger as well as some slight reassuring alcohol warmth.