Style: New England-Style IPA
Odd13 Brewing Kaptain Kapow-Der Zero-Leaf IPA
What the brewers say
“Collaborative IPA brewed with Upslope Brewing. We each brewed the beer with hops products containing no leaf matter. Our version was brewed with lupulin powder (Mosaic and Simcoe).”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “White corn tortillas and bell pepper—is this secretly a taco? Minty and a slight lime (to go with the taco theme). Bready malt. There’s a slight wet grass/hay thing as well. Under-ripe mango.”
Flavor: “Straight up white corn tortilla with lemon lime juice. Maybe some tangerine or grapefruit. Low to moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness, low acidity. Bitterness lingers over the tongue as a lemon-mango flavor dissipates quickly. Reminds me of chewy Jolly Rancher candy but dries out on the end, ending the initial upfront sweetness quickly.”
Overall: “One of the oddest beers I’ve tasted. It still just tastes like white corn tortillas and lime. A supremely light body lends to some possible exotic and New Age hops flavors that both do and don’t mix well. A curious beer that I could enjoy a glass of, but a 6-pack seems formidable.”
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