Maplewood Mr. Shakey Strawberry
What the brewers say
"Milkshake IPA brewed with hundreds of pounds of fresh strawberry puree and vanilla beans."
What our panel thought
"Bright, rich strawberry in aroma and flavor: moderately sweet, just enough bitterness to balance. Middle-of-the-road milkshake—soft, full-bodied, with little hop or malt character. Finishes dry enough. Nails the fruit ripeness balanced by vanilla and lactose."
What our editors thought
"Exuberant strawberry-smoothie nose captures nuances—sweet flesh, leafy hops—in an otherwise intense beer that throws nuance aside. Could be read as cloying—but it’s also engaging, with expert-tier strawberry expression."