Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 8.9 IBU: 80
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What the brewers say
“For this change-of-pace brew, we used 2-row pale and Vienna malts along with Summit, Cascade, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops. Together they combine to create a clean, dry-finishing, refreshing Double IPA with juicy notes of tropical and citrus.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Really interesting malt character that comes off as sweet but with almost a lacto element. Dank and catty, assertive aromas challenge the drinker. The challenge is rewarded. Light citrus notes expressed as the beer warms."
Flavor: “Light body and moderate bitterness help showcase the citrus and melon hop character, with some cattiness present. Malt is there that provides an interesting sweetness balance point. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky.
Overall: “Wonderful dank challenging aroma, but the flavor is more traditional. Well balanced, but not inspiring."
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