Stoudts Queen of Hops Brut IPA
What the brewers say
Brewed using Pilsner and pale-ale malts and flaked rice for added dryness. Then dry hopped with loads of Citra, Amarillo, and Azacca for a pungent yet crisp flavor!
What our panel thought
High carbonation and wine-like nose with an aggressive resinous hops profile. The dry finish and high bitter-ness, with spice, onion, and tar hops notes combine for a bracing edge on the swallow. None of the light, fruity, tropical notes. More of an old-school West Coast IPA.
What our editors thought
Brut goes Belgian as the phenolic yeast ester evokes a distinctly saison note. A touch of yeasty bitterness hits quickly on the sip and overwhelms any more delicate hops notes.