Fonta Flora Hulihe’e IPA
What the brewers say
Rye IPA with Simcoe and Mosaic hops.
What our panel thought
Pine and floral notes dominate the nose with a hint of almost vanilla-like sweetness. Finishes with a very light touch of lime to brighten things up. Dry and moderately bitter throughout. Malt and fermentation are clean. As it warms, some richer orange notes peek through.
What our editors thought
Broad but thoroughly integrated warm fruit notes sit over a touch of fennel, spice, and crusty bread. The sip is classic PNW bitterness initially, fading into a bittersweet linger.