Perennial Artisan Ales DDH Cave Torch
What the brewers say
IPA fermented on mandarin oranges and double dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo, and Wakatu.
What our panel thought
Pleasant orange aromas with a touch of biscuit coming through. Soft over the palate with bright orange notes up front that complement the citrus-driven hops. Could benefit from some more carbonation. Some-what sweet finish with assertive orange flavors and some candy notes. Very well executed in pairing the fruit with the hops.
What our editors thought
An orange Creamsicle note on the nose pushes close to milkshake territory, and the ever-so-soft bitterness on the sip foregoes typical orange pithy intensity for an engaging, subtle, and slightly sweet citrus note.