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Moderate malt flavor where hops should be. strong crystal malt flavor leaning towards a metallic note. There is a slight cider character as well that gives the beer a light acidic / sour character
Tastes like an artificial sweetener. Like a liquid pez. Not a lot of bitterness. Does have some lemon flavor. Very low malt. Despite it tasting like candy it doesn't actually have a lot of sweetness. Finishes medium dry.
Classic west coast flavors - pine and light citrus are balanced by a clean malt presence.
Malt sweetness paired with a citrus orange hop. Onion and pine resin come through, it's just not a good combination with under attenuated malt.
The fruit salad of the aroma carries to the nose with a more prominent under ripen banana dominating initially, with a pineapple and grapefruit emerging in the mid palate. A slight pithy, drying character from the bitterness gives the impression of eating on a banana rind.
Hard candy jumps up front, moderate grainy malt in the middle. Lingering bitterness that makes you long to wear a fleece pajama onesie in a single room wood cabin next to a fire.
Non-descript hop bitterness and a clean west-coast IPA with notes of mango and orange. Alcohols are noticeable, but well restrained given this is a triple IPA. Spicy, drinkable for a triple.
Malt, biscuit light toast quality in the beginning with a light grapefruit flavor in the middle of the sip. Light tartness mixed with a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip. Finishes with a mild biscuit flavor and light bitterness. A touch on the sweet side of the amount of bitterness and hop characteristics. A light mint herbal like quality.
Huge herbal hop character up front very similar to unsweetened black tea. Crystal malts really balance the hop bitterness but is an interesting competition it seems between the sweetness and the hop bitterness. Finishes extremely dry with a really resin and herbal hop character.
Malt sweetness with a syrup like consistency upfront with a medium hop fruitiness. Melon sweetness with a touch of light banana and lemon. Very light on the bitterness only exposing itself at the very end. A bit of cardboard oxidization towards the middle of the sip makes the hops muddled.
Citrus up front with lemon and grapefruit. Turns into vegetal and earthy: green pepper, green onion, garlic. No harshness. A bit of alcohol warmth that features pineapple in the finish.
Blood orange citrus upfront with a mild tartness that continues into the finish. Moderate carbonation helps put the tartness with medium bittering hops. A light underling biscuit malt presence but that isn't sweet. Not balanced and leans towards the bitter, tart, astringent side.
Brut goes Belgian as the phenolic yeast ester evokes a distinctly saison note. A touch of yeasty bitterness hits quickly on the sip and overwhelms any more delicate hops notes.
Light body, medium bitterness, clean dry malt character. Hops dominate and bring an intense orange zest and pith character with the bitterness of the zest clinging to your palate. Other citrus notes are sprinkled in. Finish is dry and the bitterness lingers.
Pleasantly balanced - the malt has some caramel sweetness up front, but still finishes relatively dry and crisp. Classic American hop character though, but there's a grassy dry hop character that comes across a bit astringent on the finish. Pleasant lingering spiciness on the swallow.
A tame, safe, and straightforward take on American IPA with a dialed-down bitterness and dialed-up fruity hops character. The nose is a touch musty, but the flavor steps up the fruit intensity.
Herbal lavender on the nose offers an almost saison-like character with a touch of yeast phenolics that cement the comparison. The sip is similarly saison-esque with a bit more malt sweetness and slight touch of citrus over a minimal bitterness.
Strawberry-orange-peel nose with a touch of breadiness. The sip is a bit too malt-forward for the nascent style but still resolves cleanly enough. A middling approach that’s neither disappointing nor thrilling.
Blueberries, pineapple, dank, green onions, orange in a Styrian Golding sense. Really nice mellow bitterness that doesn’t overpower and a malt sweetness that counters a lot of the hops presence. Mid-palate hops are somewhat limited but present with an almost pie-like character. No alcohol warmth to distract.
Citrus and pine. A bit of honey and caramel. Medium sweet into intense bitter that lingers. Really interesting grapefruit-pith character. Some significant alcoholic warmth. Smooth for a West Coast IPA.
Initial sip has light bitterness overall with a chewy body. Lemon citrus flavors mix with a light sulfur note in the chewy body. Light body overall and fairly simple. A touch of bitterness grows slightly towards the end of the sip. Fairly simple and not too complex.
More tropical and dank in the flavors. Pineapple and pine but also some orange and lemon sneak in. Moderate sweetness into moderate high bitterness. A touch of alcohol.
Citrus hop profile with a lingering bitterness with lemongrass and a pithy quality, bordering on a grassy overly dry hopped character. After the first swallow it mellows a bit (or your palette fatigues), and you're left with a crisp, dry beer with a pleasantly aggressive bitter finish.
Tropical notes of pineapple, mango, and lemon with some subtle coconut. Slightly dank & earthy (green onion). Subtle pine notes. Finishes dry and crisp and subtly bitter. Slightly mineral/metallic. A bit chalky.
he deep floral tartness of the hibiscus mixes well with the tropical fruit character. Orange, tangerine, papaya, coconut. Also, a touch of spicy black pepper. moderate esters. Bitterness is a little pithy. mouthfeel is a bit minerally.
Coconut up front followed by papaya. On the drier side with a moderate chalk and mineral character. Very creamy yet needs more carbonation to bring out the hops. Flavor components are low for the style. New World hops with pineapple, peach, and apricot, layered over pine and resin. Complexity of hops character is impressive.
Overripe mango and papaya offer an alluring tropical nose, but a strong yet soft initial bitterness quickly shifts gears. A hazy IPA for those not afraid of bitterness.
Moderate fruit upfront with strawberry, melons and light plums. Medium bitterness with a touch of spiciness towards the end of the sip. Light sweetness from the malt balances out the bitterness. A touch of mint towards the middle of the sip. Finishes with a smooth fruitiness with just a hint of bitterness.
The initial taste was surprising with a sweetness that gets immediately overwhelmed by bitterness. Classic West Coast blend of pine and citrus. Tropical fruit, mango, pine are firm but balanced in the bitterness. Light body with a sweet caramel finish that hangs out and cuts the hops down a tick.
Similar to the aroma. Huge tropical flavors that trail off into more traditional pine characters. Very clean bitterness, not harsh at all. Very dry. Finish has a green-tea bitterness with an almost smoky background that distracts from the fruitiness.
Herbal, mango, cherries, green onions, dank, watermelon, lemon, balanced bitterness and sweetness.
Rich and chewy with a complex mélange of ripe fruit and a toasted-malt sweetness with hints of toffee. Finish has a bit of a harsh mineral character that detracts from the softer fruit character; it isn’t particularly bitter, but there is a lingering harshness that is a bit out of place.
Moderate bitterness upfront with a light orange character in the middle. Orange is less pronounced in flavor than in the aroma. Light biscuit maltiness but not sweet, light body. Fruit flavors are a bit muddled and should compete with the bitterness.
Fruitiness upfront with ripe pear and light peach character. Medium fruit sweetness with a very light bitterness. Light earthy and spicy hop flavor right at the end of the sip. Finishes with a light herbal flavor and heavy fruit, mostly peach but also mango, pineapple and light grapefruit.
Very pleasant from start to finish - light fruit with underlying hints of pine up front, a soft mid palette with a pleasant grainy/oat flavor, and a crisp and clean finish that is nicely bitter but not overly aggressive. Lingering notes of pine and light fruit.
Crackery malt backbone plays off of the citrus and tropical hop character. Finish is dry and slightly chalky. Bitterness is subdued but lingering, and some hop burn hangs out too.
Lemongrass, grapefruit pith & some slight pine. A slight herbal spiciness. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Well balanced. Finished surprisingly dry, almost harsh.
Cohesive and bright, belying individual aroma and flavor notes. Crisp fruit notes and a slightly sweet malt base make it a hazy IPA you can drink several of.
Lemon-lime notes hover over a woody and slightly grainy aroma, but the flavor embraces the comfort of ge-neric West Coast bitterness without offering much more.
Fruity with a slightly sharper edge than most, thanks to a sweaty lime note that rides up the side of the aroma. The sip is soft lime, a touch of sweet orange, a sprinkle of lemon juice, and a bit of kiwi. Any bitter-ness feels seamless with the overall fruit character.
Malborough Sauv Blanc notes of pear, guava, lychee, and kiwi push hard through the nose while the refined body and soft malt character thoroughly bury any hint of heat or strength. Finishes a bit sweet, but immensely satisfying.
A clean and faintly fruity nose (peach, cantaloupe) offers an understated but intriguing approach, and those same flavors push forward matched by a firm but balanced tobacco and pine-tree bitterness offering interest-ing layers to explore.
Weedy fern, aspen leaf/bark, kiwi, and humid Southern forest make this equal parts intriguing and polariz-ing. In the flavor, white-wine notes push forward with comforting touches of oak, slight sweetness, herbal-ness, and citrus.
An integrated honey sweetness-meets-herbal-citrus nose is painfully subtle, but a soft and mild herbal bitterness plays against a mild malt sweetness for a softer take on classic American-hops flavor.
Vague citrus flesh and zest on the nose, with a clean but understated style. The sip is equally bright with a light and soft bitterness that quickly makes way for the soft lingering fruit. A light DIPA, if such a thing exists.
Crisp peach and funk notes become a very soft but present bitterness in the sip that quickly lingers as more peachy funk. Confident and intense in its high-key balance.
A light and perfumy nose is gentle and engaging, while the softest of hops-bitterness profiles and dry body with a vague chardonnay-grape and oak-tannin note sell the brut idea well.
A savory nose of fleshy tropical fruit avoids ‘sweet’ while embracing ‘fruity.’ It’s not quite as clean and direct as some brut IPAs, but avoids saccharine clichés nonetheless.
A strong mango, backed by a slight herbal- hops note, sets the stage for a beer- forward sip, as the mango recedes and a soft bready malt punctuated by a firm bitterness presses forward to linger in the finish.
ots of piney dankness that could use a bit more malt to balance it out. Light mango, a little orange-juice character, too. The bitterness lingers long. A throwback to the bitter wars of IPA.
Earthy and dank hops flavors. Fairly piney. Noticeable caramel malt. Some dried-fruit esters (raisin, fig). A slight mineral character. Some noticeable booziness and alcoholic warmth. Finishes on the sweeter side and distinctly bitter.”
There is a rich mix of candy and grainy sweetness with a lush tropical-fruit hops character. Finish is rich and chewy but with enough bitterness to balance it out. A bit of lingering grassy astringency distracts from the other more pleasant aspects of the beer.
Really nice mango flavor with a bright lemoncello light character. This citrus and tropical fruit forward beer is complex with this slight resin character hop finish. Nice lingering bitterness but not off putting. We like the balance between the malt and the hop presence on the nose and finish. Great medium dry finish.
A richer, deeper nose offers roasted caramelized papaya and mango with a lime squeezed over them. The sip is broadly sweet and expansive with a fruit-smoothie thickness and faint fruity notes.
Unfiltered but not quite hazy, the subtlety of the nose feels almost English (are those esters or hops notes?), and the grassy hops underpinning the fruit only furthers the U.K.-meets-American feel. The sip is more di-verse, with herbal tea–like tannic bitterness, soft citrus, and gentle strawberry and apricot esters.
Crisp peach and fennel notes on the nose offer a curious expression that avoids one-note clichés. The sip is similarly clean and direct, with an immediate medium bitter note that fades into lingering peach and peach-skin notes.
Kiwi and lemongrass on the nose. On the sip, a bright and drying bitterness quickly gives way to a spicy tam-arind note.
Faint strawberry and cantaloupe over French pastry dough evokes a finely crafted tart that’s pushed aside on the sip by a mildly bitter-lime shortbread cookie.
A soft peach and sharp lime offer a nice contrast in the nose, while the sip offers a prickly carbonic bite high-lighted by a pointed bitterness braced by light fruit notes.
A touch of C-hops–style mustiness with a lemon streak shooting through it gives way to a slightly-less-crisp-than-expected body that is light on the brut and heavy on classic West Coast hops and English yeast esters.
Lemon and pine on blast with a super light body and tight bitterness. Crushably bright with a lingering lem-on-forest bitterness and fruitiness reminiscent of spruce tips.
A smooth and steady orange-lime-kiwi fruit nose offers hints of creaminess, and the sip delivers with very light orange-lime-zest smoothie. For the creamy nature of the beer, a remarkably light body.
The nectarine-and-tangerine smoothie nose is creamy and inviting while the sip is equal parts light pithy bit-terness and soft fruit. Bright and punchy.
Effortlessly bold and bright tropical, nectarine, and tangerine notes offer a wildly compelling nose in this un-filtered-but-not-quite-hazy IPA. The body offers a zero-g parabolic dive, allowing the hops to float in virtual weightlessness with only a touch of bitterness grounding it.
High carbonation and chalky and they amplify one another. Orange, peach, lemon a touch of mint and pine wood, with strong mint on the exhalation. It finishes with medium bitterness and more chalkiness."
Really bight herbal and grassy note comes through on the flavor. The lemon like citrus comes through secondary. Slight bitterness but subdued. We really like the bettering charge. Finishes dry with a nice lemon/lemon grass note.
Up front citrus bitter, and then it mellows to other flavors (strawberry, lemon, lemongrass). Some spicy notes and grapefruit peel. Some distinct malty sweetness. Green pepper with some peppercorn spiciness and noticeable pine notes. Finishes slightly sweet and fairly dry. Fairly well-balanced.
Delicious fruit and floral-hops sweetness, with a back-end bitter wallop to remind you that you’re drinking a beer. The aftertaste is a combination of pure orange-blossom honey and slight astringent bitterness.”
Lemony, but some grapefruit pith, too. Some resinous pine. Sharp bitterness locks onto the tongue and lasts forever. Some hops astringency. Fairly dry all the way through. Aggressive hops are accentuated by the sharp carbonic acid bite.
Highly bitter, but enough residual sweetness to make it balanced for the style. The orange highlights dance on top of the somewhat grassy and green-onion notes with the blend of herbal tones pulling things together. Malt is a secondary thought. Finish isn’t overly bitter with a slight sweetness on the very end.
Moderate bitterness upfront with pine and light dankness. Bitterness extends throughout the sip into the aftertaste. Earthy and spicy hop flavors throughout. Dryness helps push the bitterness with only a touch malt in the middle of the sip.
Light sweet oats up front followed by medium melon flavors and tropical fruit. Finish is dry with medium bitterness. Medium chalk flavor.
Initial impression: tangerine. Mid-palate: tangerine. Finish: tangerine. Aftertaste: wait for it…tangerine. A light herbal spicy character similar to white pepper appears as it starts to warm. Creates a nice complexity. Not a lot of beer flavor comes through.
Tropical-fruit hops with a grassy, pith-like quality on the finish. Rich and full-bodied, fairly sweet, just short of cloying. Not particularly bitter on the finish, but there’s a fair amount of hops burn and heat from the alcohol that makes up for it a bit.
More citrus and tropical in the flavor with pineapple and a bit of guava. Orange, tangerine, lemon. Also some bready malt. Moderately low sweetness into moderately high bitterness. There’s a bit of a hops burn as well.
Faint locker-room funk layers over bright orange and lemon notes. Assertively sweet yet a touch chalky, but the medium bitterness offers structure while highlighting the fruit notes.
A soft peach and tangerine nose is supported by a remarkably smooth and restrained bitterness that’s fully present yet disappears quickly. The delicious touch of sweetness in the body highlights the fruity notes, creat-ing an old-school IPA full of new-school flavor.
Bright, yet soft and unassuming—a confident and self-assured take, not afraid to balance on the lighter end of the flavor spectrum. A bit of soft tropical-fruit smoothie with a sprinkle of leek or ramps and the perfect touch of citrus sweetness to pull it all together.
Nelson Sauvin–style white-wine notes prevail with undertones of pear, lychee, and kiwi, but with only the mildest funky diesel notes that typically accompany. The sip is a touch chalky with a hint of herbal spice that gives structure to the tropical-fruit notes.
An orange Creamsicle note on the nose pushes close to milkshake territory, and the ever-so-soft bitterness on the sip foregoes typical orange pithy intensity for an engaging, subtle, and slightly sweet citrus note.
More bitterness than one expects from the aroma. Juicy tropical hops are enhanced by a candy-like light malt sweetness and backed by a balanced bitterness. Very creamy.
Soft and fluffy throughout. Low bitterness with a dry finish. Orange, lemon, lime, peach, and tangerine notes. Body is quite chewy. A mineral-like, chalky mouthfeel hangs out on the finish and magnifies the dryness of the attenuation.
Rich mix of tropical-fruit sweetness and bready malt sweetness. Not particularly bitter—what you would expect from the style—leaving a soft lingering orange and strawberry fruitiness with a slight warming quality.
The pineapple slips right into the citrusy tropical-fruit flavor (orange, mango, papaya, coconut) of the hops. It’s a little distinctive because it’s riper than the usual pineapple character. It also adds a balancing tartness that goes well with the lemon/orange citrus. Could use more carbonation to accentuate some of the brighter flavors.
Pretty juicy (orange) and not a huge onion bomb that the aroma made it seem like it was going to be. Definitely has alcohol, but it isn’t overpowering. For a high-gravity IPA, this has a good amount of hops flavor (pine, resin, orange) and malt backbone. Balanced toward bitter as it should be, but all in all, it has a lot of other stuff going on.
Hops flavor is a blend of earthy and pine. Slightly sweet malt yields to clean fruity hops (peach, apricot), and it’s slightly dank. Finishes dry enough for the style and slightly bitter, but not as bitter as a traditional West Coast IPA.
Rich tropical-fruit notes with a fair bit of sweetness. Peach, guava, pineapple, orange. Moderate bitterness and fairly dry finish.
Broad but thoroughly integrated warm fruit notes sit over a touch of fennel, spice, and crusty bread. The sip is classic PNW bitterness initially, fading into a bittersweet linger.
A soft and slightly sweet grapefruit nose segues into a softly bitter sip that allows the sweet fruit notes to shine.
A crisp clean nose hints at red peach and cantaloupe while a medium bitterness in the sip feels properly in place and substantial in weight as it nicely balances the fruit, ethanol, and malt sweetness.
The de rigueur Citra and Mosaic nose takes a bit of a turn with strawberry and peach yeast esters for a broad and soft aroma. The sip is more of the same—pillowy peach, apricot, and strawberry with a very light bitter-ness.
Subtly integrated hops nose offers a bit of California white, while the intensely carbonated body floats on the tongue with mild yet sophisticated hops that pull out bits of apple and pear, light tropical fruits, and a touch of pineapple.
What it gives up in intensity, it makes up for in all-around drinkability, as this balanced-on-the-lighter-side hazy IPA offers slightly sweet fruit-forward comfort without the heft of others in the category. Subtle peach and apricot aromas and flavors with a hint of tropical lychee and kiwi for depth.
Rich tropical guava/lychee on the nose is highlighted with a touch of diesel funk. The sip is an expertly re-strained sweet-malt note highlighting those tropical flavors in a compelling way.
Softly enticing nectarine and papaya notes segue into a creamy body with similar fruit notes and a mid-sip bitter hit that cleans it up before trailing off into a bit of gin-and-tonic juniper and lime.
Watermelon, strawberry, and mango aromas and flavors swirl into an almost creamy mouthfeel despite the clarity. A remarkably delicious fruit-forward IPA as confounding as it is rewarding.
Bold tropical fruit notes evoke passion fruit and mango with deeper layers of musk, coconut husk, and al-mond. The sip hits quickly with a tight but polished bitterness that softens into more lingering citrus and bit-ter orange peel. A thoroughly new-school approach to West Coast IPA.
Soft lemon and lime on the nose feels classic yet not overbearing, and the flavor offers a similar soft and rolling bitterness that gently asserts itself. But a slight lingering malt note keeps it from finishing as crisply and cleanly as we’d like.
Clean with a soft floral nose. Bantam-weight body gives just enough support to the gentle bitterness.
Spicy alcohol notes actually work well here to blend with the rosy hops flavor. Bitterness is moderate but not overpowering. Smooth with the melon flavor dominating the profile.
Grapefruit is more pronounced in the flavor, but the pine is still there. Slight grassy or vegetal note. Bitterness is pronounced and a little pithy, but not harsh. Finish draws on both the flavor and bitterness of the hops. Fairly dry, but there’s a light candy sweetness in the mid-palate.
The lemon and herbal grass in the aroma come together as lemongrass in the flavor with just a touch of bready malt to support. Notes of blue cheese and strawberries. Nice lingering resin-like bitterness that lasts until the following sip. The finish is dry and a touch astringent.
Similar to a white IPA in terms of spiciness, hints of white pepper and ginger that pair nicely with a backing tropical fruitiness. Guava character has a light sweetness that helps balance out the tartness a bit. Light body, dry and crisp on the finish.
Like a great day at your favorite dispensary, in liquid form, it delivers a weedy diesel intensity at first that settles into light tropical fruit braced unflinchingly by its dank structure.
Subtle yet pointed pinot grigio notes offer a gentle but characterful white-wine nose with a faint citrus in the background. The sip is effervescent and bright, with an airy and weightless body that underscores the subtlety of the experience. It’s difficult to even approach this as beer, as only the slightest bit of malt hints at its beer origins. But the experience is fragrant, tightly nuanced, and thoroughly well-considered—an expertly crafted beer that offers a different vision of what beer can be.
Bold but bright, the nose is a bit like sun shining on pineapple and guava next to a white-wine spritzer with a citrus twist. Building this level of flavor into such a weightless beer is a feat, and the perfectly matched, very light bitterness still offers structure and rhythm to the airy sip. A considerable feat, thoroughly well executed.
Crisp mango on the nose, very pale golden body with a significant but not overwhelming haze, and a refresh-ingly crisp yet fruity body that splits the line between East and West Coast.
A sweaty locker-room funk settles into dank and citrus notes as it warms. On the tongue, it’s warm and fa-miliar with a slightly sweeter approach that complements the citrus notes, but the finishing bitterness scrubs the palate for the next sip.
Perfumy citrus notes on the nose layer over bready malt notes for classic appeal, and while malt-forward, the crisp sip offers a touch of citrus sweetness quickly resolved by the lingering medium bitterness.
An orange-smoothie nose with glimpses of sharp orange curaçao liqueur flows into a loosely structured and quite sweet body that would benefit from a touch more bitterness.
A floral and herbal nose offers a bit of throwback English feel with a touch of orange peel and honeysuckle for good measure. But it’s elevated by a deft handling of malt, as the crisp but characterful body provides the perfect foil.
Alternating waves of sweet citrus and musky herbal diesel funk offer an intriguing nose that changes by the minute. The sip is more citrus hops–forward but with a lingering herbal hops note that tastes the way freshly kilned hops smell. Not just a fruit smoothie, but one for those who know.
Very soft peach and floral notes in the nose give way to a soft grapefruit/pineapple sweet yet pithy note. Subtle but less engaging.
Orange, lime, and kiwi suggest sweetness on the aroma, and the flavor follows through with equal parts sweet fruit and palate-cleansing bitterness, for a remarkably balanced and enveloping beer that splits the dif-ference between dominant styles.
A blunt creamy vanilla-mint note drives the offbeat but intriguing nose. The flavor is coconut and wormwood with some mild citrus undertones. All in all, a curious and quirky beer that’s oddly compelling.
Sharp and intense with some hard-charging fruit diesel. The thick body offers a wide sure stance, but it es-chews slow sluggish heft for a yeast-and-hops bite that keep it moving.
Pineapple and passion fruit dominate the intensely fruity nose with tropical flair. The sip is a touch more beer-ish, with a mild pithy bitterness offering the lightest of structures to the fruit-forward flavor.
nteresting sugar profile of caramel and white sugar on top of the crazy tropical-fruit and spice blend. Notes of peach leather and strawberries with a strong pineapple component. Chewy as can be with a bit lower carbonation than the style is known for. The caramel comes out pretty strongly in the finish making it a bit weighty even for the ABV.”
Guava juice and bananas, coconut, dried pineapple, orange. Sweet mid-palate but finishes off with just the right amount of bitterness. Sweetness dominates the mouth front to back.
A nice balance of grainy sweetness with a hint of caramel and tropical-fruit hops flavors. There’s also a pleasant grapefruit hops flavor with a bit of pine to back it. Obvious bitterness, but not too harsh. Bitter aftertaste suggests another sip is a good idea.
Bright tropical flavor with a nice lemon and lemongrass note. Slight/low pine character travels right to the back and leaves a lingering bitterness. Really nice bready malt character. Second sip comes through as much more resin/dank in character. The slightly sweet finish is the only thing detracting from this beer.
A welcoming earthy dankness with the juice of citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and tropical fruits (guava). Some peach. Flavors seem to complement each other to give an overall pleasant experience.
Big chewy blend of lemon, grapefruit, orange blossom, and tropical stone fruit with a healthy dose of spicy hops character to pull everything together. Bitterness balances the malt, but could use a little more edge.
Citrus meets cereal on the nose as a bready malt character balances the strong orange notes underpinned by slight herbal funky and dank notes. The sip is right down the middle of the plate for Citra-forward IPAs with prominent citrus and just enough bitterness to scrub it clean.
Guava and chardonnay complement the slightly woody coconut note on the nose, while the mid-sweet sip and soft low bitterness amplify the fruit notes. A tad sweet, but a refreshing approach that’s equal parts unique and comforting.
A murky deep orange body offers initial concern, but the first whiff dispels fears with gentle mixed citrus fruit–cup notes and a slight touch of funk. The flavor is savory citrus with a good bit of pithy bitterness that pushes through to a quick and clean finish.
Light and zippy grapefruit and mango notes float over a similarly weightless body expertly dialed in to an easy-to-drink package.
A gorgeous guava and apricot nose invites you to dive in, and the sip offers a soft supportive landing with more defined fruit notes braced by a medium bitterness that builds with each swallow. A thoroughly contem-porary approach applying modern hopping to the (now) classic style.
A citronella nose mashes up fruit with mint, tire rubber, and subtle cannabis. The sip is superbly smooth in its expression of bitterness despite the impossibly pale body. Excellent.
An orange/mango nose appears as you search for it, but a woody, earthy note competes with those softer fruits. The sip offers a slightly sweet reprieve, with a bit of yeast bite for bitterness. Settles into a tropical-fruit vibe, but stops short of the strong expression most expect.
Possibly the worst-looking, best-tasting beer ever, this beer requires physical action from the drinker to get the gloppy fruit matter back into solution before drinking. Patient drinkers are rewarded with an intense flavorful beer that balances fruit and hops character masterfully.
Burst of hops up front. Clean toasted malt character plays supporting role for pine, orange, pineapple hops notes. Just the right amount of bitter, medium mineral finish, very dry.
Lovely flavor of tropical overripe pineapple and grapefruit. Really nice malt character with some nice hops bitterness that lingers but falls off rather quickly. Really nice sweetness that gives a good balance. What makes a killer beer—it’s all about the mouthfeel, and they nailed it.
Complex citrus notes dominate in flavor as they do in aroma. Tropical fruits—lemon, orange peel, pineapple, and coconut—mixed with slightly grassy, onion, green-pepper flavors. Slight malt sweetness. Finishes bitter, but not super dry. Well-balanced and complex.
Medium hops bitterness. Very crushable. Clean malt, balanced hops, resin, pine, light sweetness. Finishes nice and dry. The crisp mouthfeel makes it very drinkable.
Citrus and peppercorn dominate. Some peach and wheat character present as the high carbonation fades on the palate. Rich body, chewy, sweet without being cloying. Medium lingering bitterness. Other tropical fruits peek in and out but are well blended. Slight alcoholic burn on the finish.
Prominent hops presence. Kale, grapefruit, orange peel, dank, and pine flavors. Pleasantly malty as it warms up. A very enjoyable West Coast IPA with something extra to make it stand out. Bright and crisp with just enough body to support the hops.
Assertive hops flavor and bitterness. Pine resin, some grapefruit, lemon, peach, apricot, and tangerine, plus an earthy foundation. Some of that mint is still here, along with some mild, pleasant esters (cherry, mostly). Perfect malt support. Fairly clean finish, but still a bit of hops flavor to appreciate.
Fairly dry despite the sweet aroma. Assertive bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Hops flavor is strong but much simpler: big spruce/pine with a little grapefruit in the aftertaste. There’s some hops astringency, too, with moderate esters. But the bitter hops are the center of attention.”
Resinous dank hops up front that lead into a low malty sweetness. Balanced decidedly toward sticky grapefruit-forward hops. Good amount of bittering hops bring the clean malt sweetness into balance.
Nice tropical-fruit blend: papaya, coconut, orange, light lemon. Grassy here, too. Mild astringency, and oncoming hops bitterness is a good balance to the sweetness of the initial taste. Finish is smooth and slightly sweet but fairly quick to fade.”
Chewy, hoppy mouthfeel with lemon and orange giving way to a grassy and fairly bitter finish that isn’t astringent, and leaves you wanting another sip. Some low-level spicy notes peek through.
Weightless tropical fruit and peach Gummi notes on the nose offer an assured and accomplished subtlety that pushes through to the flavor with low bitterness and a concise finish. A smartly contemporary take on the style.
A wide, round, buttery chardonnay nose with hints of honeydew and pineapple leads to a similarly round sip with similar fruity notes and just a quick hit of bitterness as it finishes.
Tropical citrus and kiwi hints at sweet and delicious in the nose, but a soft yet assertive bitterness creeps into the sip under the disguise of fruit pith that seems seamless. That perfectly placed gentle bitter note seems to amplify the juicy notes without cloying sweetness.
Funky peach and light citrus notes are highlighted by a bright hit that’s equal parts hops and citrus-pith bit-terness and tangerine sweetness, but it finishes quickly and cleanly with just a hint of pith and rind.
Sweet grapefruit layers over cypress wood for an intriguing entry. It’s a touch sweeter than expected, which exaggerates the citrus character, and a lingering lychee note makes for a gorgeous finish.
Coconut and lime bring to mind Tom Kha Gai soup with orange slices. The body’s big, but the integration of fruit notes and bitterness is seamless. Quirky and compelling.
Redefining what ‘West Coast’ IPAs can be, the nose is soft peach and orange candy with a slight hint of hops funk. The sip is a lightly bitter fruit salad of grapefruit, peach, orange. Its power is in its restraint, making for a remarkably nuanced ‘West Coast’ IPA.
Citrus, peach, and strawberry fruitiness up front, with a pleasantly bitter finish that has hints of lemon and pine. Fantastic chewy body—not overly sweet, but rich and full, with a lingering soft character that isn’t overdone. Slight hops burn on the finish.
Lemon and orange flavors immediately up front with a light hops bitterness. Lots of tropical fruit—mango, grapefruit, with a pithy earthiness. The body is rich and chewy, but it doesn’t come across overly slick or coating. Very light on the bitterness, however, with a touch of spiciness mixed in.
Fruity Pebbles combination of flavors. Tropical-fruit notes of mango, papaya, coconut, and vanilla. Overall, a pretty juicy flavor profile. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more noticeable. Medium creaminess. Very clean. The minimal bitterness is just enough to enhance drinkability.
The initial citrus-forward palate quickly gives way to a strong peach character. Malt is there to support only but is rich—hints of coffee and nuts—without being sweet. Carbonation is high and smooth. Great execution on that front. Some pine character on the smooth, medium-bitter finish, leaving a lingering impression of chocolate and citrus.
Dry and light but not too astringent. Hops flavor is crisp, emphasizing the citrus: lemon, lemon balm, and a bit of grapefruit. Definite bitterness, but balanced relative to the dryness. Lemon and peach in the aftertaste. Not unlike a dry white wine or champagne.
Lush tropical-fruit character—grapefruit and mango paired with a rich, chewy body that doesn’t come across overly sweet, but still balances the hops character well. Bitter finish without being overwhelming. Lingering hints of grapefruit rind and ripe mango, with a soft mineral character. A bit of both worlds.
Sweet orange, pith, and a touch of herbal dankness combine for a deliciously sweet yet intensely character-ful beer. As it unfolds, the sweet notes subside as the dank herbal wormwood notes push forward, and a whole new complexity arises.
Vivid rich tropical papaya and mango notes grounded with hints of earthy fruit skin. The sip offers a touch of fruit sweetness backed by a perfectly placed light bitterness that makes the fruit pop without stealing the scene. Overall, the body is effortless.
Cucumber, juniper, lychee, kiwi—a refreshing cocktail of tropical deep cuts and quirky fresh hooks. On the tongue, it builds and drops in quick succession, with high-key mild, bitter, and herbal notes exploding into big tropical washes. Deliciously intense.
An almost-perfect mix of guava smoothie, slight sweaty funk, and bright malt sweetness on the nose leans into a sip with a sharp but quickly dissipating bitterness that settles into a fruity pithy finish. Satisfyingly fruit-forward without losing its beer character.
Strawberry shortcake and dank. A nice pine note and the dankness is more reserved and in line with more fruity strains. Malt is a nice support to the hops bitterness.
[Like a Rick Rubin–produced song that’s over-the-top intense but still keeps every note in the perfect place, it’s] a testament to the art of hops blending where individual characters serve the whole. Bold, strong, fruit-forward, bitterness-checked, and expertly balanced, this is a flavor-forward huge IPA that will convince you to rethink any assumptions you’ve made about the style. Let it warm for maximum effect.
Tropical and bold with notes of sweet reduced orange, mango, and papaya. Crisp medium bitterness with a light mineral note is accessible while engaging.
Soft and cuddly, a strawberry and apricot teddy bear wraps its hands around your nose vaping strawberry marshmallows and red Lucky Charms in a pillowy fruity haze. The sip is less amorphous, with a slow rolling light bitterness gradually creeping in while it pushes toward a lingering orange bittersweetness.
Crisply gentle in its expression, the grapefruit expertly expresses itself on the nose with an enticing blend of sweet citrus while the sip walks a tightrope between pithy bitterness and citrus sweetness. Hops support, with a comforting lingering herbal note.
Huge tropical bouquet at first—peach, mango, and coconut. Massive tropical and citrus notes with a leaning toward tropical in the middle. Very smooth body with some alcohol warmth and a hint of acidity in the finish that really sells the tropical-juice aroma and flavor. Everything we want in a hazy IPA. Flavor was off the charts.
Like a mango-and-pineapple carbonated milkshake. Large creaminess that suggests the lactose of milkshake IPAs. Tropical fruit dominates with not much else showing up, but there’s a significant bitterness in the background that keeps it from being a cloying experience. A classic NEIPA juice bomb.
A vividly intense grapefruit-meets-kiwi nose jumps out of the glass with a rarely found confidence and intensity of hops flavor. The sip matches the bold character of the nose, with a hint of dank diesel and asphalt, giving shape to the strong fruit notes. It’s deftly balanced at maximum volume—a gorgeous achievement.