Style: American IPA
Station 26 Brewing Co. Hop Sequence #5
What the brewers say
“IPA with giant aroma of fresh grated orange and grapefruit zest.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “In your face lemon zest, orange (peel and juice), grapefruit with hint of pine. Some bready malt sweetness sits behind the hops aroma. A touch herbal in the background—oregano and maybe some rosemary.”
Flavor: “Strong notes of spruce and pine come through along with some grapefruit and orange juice character that adds a slight sweetness and some bitterness. Mild lemon sits behind the pine and grapefruit/orange notes, and there are those basil/oregano herbal notes again. Malt contribution is a bit toasty and a touch of caramel. A little light bodied, and the hops dominate through the taste. The finish is bitter but not so bitter as to whack you over the head. Needs more CO2 to open up.”
Overall: “West Coast all the way. The hops dominate, and there is some nice bitterness. Big orange and grapefruit citrus come through with the bitterness. The body was a bit light.”
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