In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


To Øl Brown Paper Bag

Aroma: Citrus hops—more orange rind than pure grapefruit. Big spicy hops redolent of pineapple and mango. More American than noble hops character. Some toasted caramel malt sweetness. Little to no sulfur or esters.

Flavor: Huge hops-forward flavor with plenty of malt to back it up. A bit raw or grassy with alcohol in the aftertaste. Bitterness is assertive and barely tames the alcohol burn, but there’s enough malt sweetness to carry it. Clean with no esters.

Overall: Sticky, resinous hop flavor overpowers this beer—it’s a hop bomb that finishes hot. Unique and very tasty, this offers a lot of complexity and a clean fermentation profile.