In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


New Realm Brewing Hoplandia

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.”