Style: New England-Style IPA
Brew Gentlemen General Braddock's
What the brewers say
“Orange zest, pine, soft, juicy.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A healthy blend of fruitiness and grassiness, with dominant grapefruit, mango, lychee, nectarine, orange, peach, and melon. The mango, lychee, and nectarine fade to dank as the beer warms. Light bread aroma.”
Flavor: “As in the aroma, a nice mix of grapefruit, mango, orange, peach, and melons with a touch of lemongrass for complexity. Moderate hops flavors and bitterness, with light melon and a slight banana flavor. A touch of sweetness that quickly dries out and a light spiciness that continues into the finish, leaving a low-level bitter aftertaste.”
Overall: “Solid example of style, on the chewy end of the spectrum. The orange and peach each pop and aren’t muddled by too many other esters. A beer worth drinking (many of).”
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