Style: Spice Beer

ABV: 6.6

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Denver Beer Co. Maui Express

What the brewers say

“Coconut IPA”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pineapple and mango, with tangerine and almost a hint of vanilla. The coconut slides in, almost by mental association, but it provides a steady bass note to the hops nose. Rich and tropical.”

Flavor: “Coconut is present without being overwhelming. Tropical hops—pineapple, orange, lemon, and a touch of strawberry—support nicely. Moderately sweet with moderately low bitterness for an IPA, but it’s appropriate given the tropical goal. Coconut character doesn’t overdo it or push into suntan lotion territory. The tropical fruit hops character with the subtle coconut offer an enjoyable combination that doesn’t feel heavy-handed or forced.”

Overall: “Great tropical character and balance—rich and complex from the aroma through the lingering finish. Maybe a bit sweet for an IPA, but that doesn’t overwhelm or detract. Very tasty beer overall.”



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