Hopewell Brewing Co Alpi
What the brewers say
An Italian-style pilsner with an aromatic hop profile and a crisp, lean body. Floral and spicy with a touch of cracker malt for balance.
What our panel thought
Bubblegum, citrus, pineapple in the nose. Sweetness from the hops gives the perception of a sweeter beer. Almost chile pepper–like finish with grape notes. Very creative interpretation.
What our editors thought
Softly fruity nose pushes into hazy IPA territory—pineapple, coconut. In the sip, those very soft fruity notes persist, with a veer toward tangerine and a decent hit of bitterness, but it embraces accessibility at the expense of punchiness.