Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.0 IBU: 70
Eddyline Brewery Crank Yanker
What the brewers say
“Like your favorite single track, this IPA has it all! An insanely drinkable IPA, with enough maltiness to balance the incredible citrus aroma and hops finish. You’ll be racing back for another! 2014 World Beer Championship Silver Medal.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Complex fruity hops: lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, berry, tropical. Maybe a touch herbal and floral, but mostly fruity. Nice fruity sweetness. A little biscuit and toast.”
Flavor: “The hops character is citrus-forward (lemon, orange, a bit of grapefruit) with a touch of light stone fruit in the background and a little mint. The hops come in with a fruity sweetness that carries through the taste. Sweetness and bitterness balance, but the finish is slightly sweet.”
Overall: “Enjoyable and refreshing. A nice showcase of hops and balance between sweet and bitter. Maybe a touch sweet for an IPA, but with a nice peach and citrus hops profile.”
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