Style: IPA (Hazy Double)

ABV: 7.9

99/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

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What the brewers say

“Pale and a heavy load of malted wheat. Citra and Loral Cryo. Pineapple and citrus.”

What our panel thought

“Dank nose, with low hints of grapefruit pith and orange peel popping out of the glass. Big tropical punch, fruity, with some alcohol heat. Appearance is total orange-juice haze. Not over the top—balanced sweetness with the fruit character and a decent bitter base to hold everything together. Complex and rich throughout. Silky mouthfeel all the way through the finish with that ABV well hidden in the background.”

What our editors thought

“Spiky herbal edge to the nose—snappy, with light funky mango and papaya notes. The sip is not overly sweet but hints at some mango sweetness, while a bit of pithy tropical bitterness provides the foil. An almost saison-like crispness underlies the fruit, not quite _Brettanomyces, _but a cutting floral note in that direction. The definition is impressive, giving up nothing in drinkability while highlighting the fruit.”

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