Style: Imperial IPA
Brew Gentlemen Foshomo
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Peach, lemon, orange, mango, guava, a light chaser of tangerine, and some pine complexity beneath all of the fruitiness. Light malt background.”
Flavor: “Rich and chewy up front, moderately bitter and dry in the back. Peach, citrus, pine throughout. The candy-like malt sweetness that helps bring out the fruity hops subsides nicely. Very complex beer. Alcohol does not seem as strong as the flight placement indicates. Enjoyable lingering aftertaste of mangos, hops bitterness, and sweet malt.”
Overall: “Great beer throughout with tasty tropical fruit flavors. It is rich, and it packs a punch, but in such a nice fruity way. For a big beer, it finishes surprisingly light making it dangerously drinkable. If there is a classic New England–style IIPA, this is it!”
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