Style: New England-style Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 40

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

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What the brewers say

“New Age double IPA that’s heavily impacted by the bright peach and stone-fruit notes imparted by an expressive yeast strain. Simple dry hop consisting mostly of Citra and a small portion of Azacca, resulting in a citrusy/tropical mélange of hops aroma and flavor; passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, white wine-esque grape character. Alcohol is subdued, mouthfeel is full and soft. Light bitterness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Huge lemony citrus aroma with a medium alcohol. It’s followed by more American hops varieties of lemon and pine; a slight sour-candy note tickles the senses. No malt aroma.”

Flavor: “Fruity Pebbles combination of flavors. Tropical-fruit notes of mango, papaya, coconut, and vanilla. Overall, a pretty juicy flavor profile. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more noticeable. Medium creaminess. Very clean. The minimal bitterness is just enough to enhance drinkability.”

Overall: “What NEIPAs strive to be—bright, freshly squeezed orange juice. Light mouthfeel. Expertly crafted.”

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