New Realm Brewing Más Macho
What the brewers say
"Tropical fruit, pronounced floral, citrus rind, and dank aromatics and flavors."
What our panel thought
"Smells like a screwdriver—OJ and vodka-like warmth, candied lemon, pith. Straightforward light-caramel sweetness draws out juicy-zesty hop flavor, calming into bitterness both restrained and sharp. Light on the tongue yet cloying a bit. Some alcoholic warmth. Fun, cocktail-like."
What our editors thought
"Neutral nose like Switzerland amidst citrus world war. While bitter battles rage, this big IPA rejects purely citrus or dank models, elevating smooth herbal bitterness to an artform."