Santa Fe Brewing 7K IPA
What the brewers say
"7K IPA is brewed way up in Santa Fe, NM, and is a dry, West Coast-ish style IPA with notes of grapefruit, citrus and tropical flavors. The hop profile combines Simcoe and Mosaic with Eldorado and Amarillo playing backup. On the palate, it starts with a touch of caramel malt sweetness that balances out the hops and finishes with a fruity, slightly resinous hop flavor and clean bitterness. It’s fruity and intense with a clean hop profile and leaner malt base than other IPAs. So if you’re searching for the next great IPA, just look up. Higher. No, higher. There we are."
What our panel thought
Aroma: "Dank character comes through up front with some citrus aroma that comes through. Really light malt sweetness present. As it warms it comes through as candied orange peel with green onion."
Flavor: "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."
Overall: "Earthy and dank, but crisp with a pleasant alcoholic warmth."