Style: IPA

ABV: 6.5

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Anchor Brewing Blackberry Daze IPA

What the brewers say

“A funky synthesis of rich earth and ripe fruit, hops bitterness, and blackberry tartness, with alluring color and aromas up front, sublimely intense flavors, and a refreshingly dry finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Very fruity, with notes of cherry, raspberry, and blackberry, tied up with a grapefruit hops aroma. The fruitiness seems more like a flavored tea, and the color is beautiful. A sweet note of Jolly Roger candy, floral qualities, and a dank, earthy background.”

Flavor: “The resinous hops dominate the first impression, letting the berry come through in the swallow. The blackberry flavors integrate well with the citrusy hops notes, coming through as jammy. Combined with the bready and cracker malt, it’s like berry jam spread on a biscuit. Finishes dry, with berry on the aftertaste.”

Overall: “The blackberries aren’t the focal point of this beer, but the brewer made the beer better with their presence. The malt, the hops, and the berries add a layer of complexity that is not often seen in most fruited IPAs. Without the fruit, the beer wouldn’t likely be as good as it is.”



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