Barrel Theory Beer Rain Drops
What the brewers say
Our original take on a Northeast-style IPA. An abundance of Citra and Mosaic hops provides its hops-driven hazy appearance, aroma, and flavor.
What our panel thought
Aroma is tropical fruit–forward with ripe passion fruit and orange. Sweetness is more restrained than the aroma suggests. Bitterness is moderately low, and there’s a hint of acidity. Medium-full body but overall fair-ly balanced.
What our editors thought
Citrus meets cereal on the nose as a bready malt character balances the strong orange notes underpinned by slight herbal funky and dank notes. The sip is right down the middle of the plate for Citra-forward IPAs with prominent citrus and just enough bitterness to scrub it clean.