Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5 IBU: 72
Mikerphone Mikerphone Drop
What the brewers say
“Mikerphone Drop is a 5.5 percent double dry-hopped pale ale. We took the recipe for Mikerphone Check 1, 2 and dropped the ABV down to create a 12-ounce crusher.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Tart orange and tropical-fruit notes, mango, peach, guava. Bready.”
Flavor: “Chewy and hazy with rich, bright tropical-fruit notes. Starts out a little on the sweet side. Bitterness is well moderated for the style. A touch of herbal hops burn gives you an idea of just how much green stuff they packed in the dry hops. Finish has a nice puckering tart quality that accentuates the fruit notes well.”
Overall: “A decent hazy-style hoppy beer. There’s great fruit character throughout, and the underlying tartness accentuates this well. The finish comes across a bit sweet and heavy, which distracts from the soft, delicate character you want to see in these beers. You can taste what they were trying to do—use that sweetness to offset the intense hops—but the flavors come off a bit more adjacent than integrated.”
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