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


August Schell Citra Blanc

Aroma: “Moderate pine and resinous hops aromatics. Orange, peach, lemon, and strawberry aromas give way to mango and a touch of caramel. Cleanly fermented.”

Flavor: “The subtlety of the caramel in the malt bill really helps the citrus and tropical-fruit character shine through. Bitterness is present but not overpowering. Finishes with a slightly sweet fruitiness and hint of sugar bread.”

Overall: “Drinks like a cleaner, crisper, and lighter-drinking classic West Coast IPA with a surprisingly ‘not as bitter as you would think’ finish. All the pine-centric hops notes you would want, but in a lager.”