Style: IPA

ABV: 7.3 IBU: 75.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

New Realm Brewing Hoplandia

What the brewers say

“Developed by New Realm’s legendary Brewmaster Mitch Steele, Hoplandia is hoppy with a classic piney, resiny, and citrusy hops profile and a mild malt character in both nose and taste. Bitterness is smooth but substantial, and it finishes dry but with a balanced body. Mitch says, ‘It’s everything I want in an IPA. It’s pleasantly bitter yet drinks smoothly and has a wonderful blend of hops flavors dominating the aroma, taste, and finish.’ ”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Soft but complex fruity hops character. Light citrus and floral, some grassy notes with cherry and tropical fruit in the background.”

Flavor: “A nice balance of grainy sweetness with a hint of caramel and tropical-fruit hops flavors. There’s also a pleasant grapefruit hops flavor with a bit of pine to back it. Obvious bitterness, but not too harsh. Bitter aftertaste suggests another sip is a good idea.”

Overall: “A bit in between the Old School American Centennial–hops IPAs and the modern tropical variants, this has nice complexity throughout with great structure and balance.”

What our editors thought



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