Style: IPA (American)

ABV: 6.7 IBU: 45.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Firestone Walker Brewing Co Hopnosis

What the brewers say

“An innovative IPA brewed with coveted Cryo Hops pellets. We double dry hop this beer with varieties from the U.S. and New Zealand, creating an explosion of tropical fruit flavors including mango, passion fruit, white grape, and lychee.”

What our panel thought

“A beautiful bright gold in color; fluffy white head lingers. Nose has notes of toasted pine, citrus, blackberries, light black pepper. Citrus and pine intermingle in a balanced dance in aroma and flavor. Sappy pine doesn’t linger; moderate-plus bitterness fades into melon and marmalade. An almost pillowy mouthfeel really works well with these softer hop flavors, balanced by assertive bitterness. Nicely balanced finish, with a slight sweetness that leaves the tongue quickly and has you coming back for more. Really well executed.”

What our editors thought

“Gentle kiwi and lychee on the nose, with a light herbal back-note that pushes forward in the sip for an initial burst of bitterness. Quickly takes a tropical turn, with pepper and guava notes trailing.”



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