ABV: 6.4 IBU: 100
Cerebral DDH Rare Trait
What the brewers say
“We took our house IPA and doubled the dry-hop rate to 7 pounds per barrel with Citra, El Dorado, Azacca, and Mosaic.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A lot of orange. Orange popsicle. Orange zest. Peel and pulp, too. This is an orange bomb, with pineapple and mango shrapnel plus hints of vanilla.”
Flavor: “Straight-up orange popsicle meets IPA. Very citrus forward. Tangerine and maybe a hint of pineapple in there. Moderate body and sweetness but a dry and moderate bitterness keep it from tasting overly sweet.”
Overall: “Fantastic hop complexity from hazy IPA that is super inviting from the aroma all the way through the chewy finish that is not particuarly bitter.”
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