Liquid Mechanics Lucid AF
What the brewers say
Our vision of the perfect West Coast IPA. Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops.
What our panel thought
Pale golden with an off-white head that falls quickly, but laces on its way down. Tropical fruit (perhaps gua-va) dominates the nose. Hops dominate mid-palate; more tropical notes, opening up to pine and grapefruit pith. Finish is dominated by a hops bitterness that coats the palate.
What our editors thought
Soft lemon and lime on the nose feels classic yet not overbearing, and the flavor offers a similar soft and rolling bitterness that gently asserts itself. But a slight lingering malt note keeps it from finishing as crisply and cleanly as we’d like.