Review: Great Notion Brewing Mandela IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Great Notion Brewing Mandela IPA
99 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Great Notion Brewing Mandela IPA

Style: New England-Style IPA

ABV: 7.2

99
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Great Notion Brewing Mandela IPA

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What the brewers say

“Mandela (w/ Nelson) is an IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic and dry-hopped 100 percent with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Rich and soft with no rough edges to the hops aroma. Strawberry, blueberry, Pixy Stix, and white grape with a slight dank note of grass and onion. Orange, pineapple, mango, lemon, and pine with a soft grainy malt character.”

Flavor: “Wake up, get fresh fruit, blend it. Enjoy your juice. Make it for friends. This is a light smoothie full of flavor: strawberry, raspberry, orange, lemon, and pine. Extremely restrained bitterness that lets the whirlpool and dry hop shine. Body is solid. Chewy, juicy, rich mouthfeel. Give me the rest of this!”

Overall: “An ideal of the style: the body is silky smooth without being heavy; the hops bitterness is present but lets the true flavors shine through in every sip. Crushable to the max. Everything I want a juicy IPA to be.”

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