Style: Session IPA

ABV: 4.8 IBU: 55.0

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Left Hand Brewing Company Introvert IPA

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What the brewers say

“Hops aromas of tropical papaya and kiwi with woodsy pine, balanced by honey malt and a clean bitter finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Spicy hops character—some wet earth notes. Pine needles and grape must. A touch of funk and a bit of honey. Herbal/grassy hops aroma with some earthy elements. There’s a touch of candy sweetness and fruity esters (light bubblegum).”

Flavor: “Hops flavor is resinous and tongue tingling. Medium malt backbone suf ciently supports hops. Notes of pine, earth, damp leaves, some must, and grass. The touch of light caramel sweetness is nice. A bit of pucker in the dry, bitter finish. Subsequent sips yield more hops tastes—grassy, woody—but the bitterness grows with each sip. Moderate fruity esters and a touch of malt sweetness, but mostly buried under the hops.”

Overall: “Lots of flavor without being overwhelming. If I didn’t know it was a session IPA, it could pass as a full-strength IPA. Concentrates on the earthy and grassy more than the fruity and citrusy. A bit of funk both in the flavor and aroma adds complexity and interest.”

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