Style: New England-Style IPA
Outer Range Brewing Co. One More Frontier
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Lemony and dank, like a Lemonhead that you rolled into some spruce tips. Orange and blood orange in the background. There’s also a minty thing going on. Toasty malt notes.”
Flavor: “Candied lemon pulls through on the flavor. Definitely a hint of grass but not the pronounced pine that is suggested in the aroma. Also some orange sweetness, pithy, with a lemongrass note on the finish and hints of strawberry. Bitterness is more pithy lemon than straight up harsh hops bitterness. Balance is sweet throughout but finishes dry and slightly bitter.”
Overall: “Really interesting complex hops aroma with lemon, mint, and pine. Very balanced overall. Very enjoyable with a likeable interplay of grassy hops character and bitter finish.”
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