Style: New England-Style IPA
ABV: 8.7 IBU: 100
Noble Ale Works Fog Horn
What the brewers say
“A New England-style DIPA hopped with Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado, Polaris, and Waimea. A flavor that tastes as if a group of oranges and guavas had a dance party in a dark dingy warehouse when all of a sudden the pineapple police burst in and start spraying everything with dragon fruit-flavored Hawaiian Punch.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Earthiness with a spiciness. Pineapple, tangerine, lots of fruit. There’s some booze on the aroma, showing its strength a bit.”
Flavor: “Mix between fruity pineapple and dank earthy hops that works beautifully. Moderate body with a light alcohol presence that balances well with the moderate sweetness and bitterness.”
Overall: “At the end you’re left with pineapple, citrus, pine, and dank. It’s fairly sweet and strong but not overpowering.”
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