Review: High Branch Say it Ain't So | Craft Beer & Brewing
High Branch Say it Ain't So
89 out of 100

Style: New England-style IPA

ABV: 6.5 IBU: 57

89/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 5

High Branch Say it Ain't So

What the brewers say

“A lighter-bodied and drier IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Centennial hops. Light danky resin with pine, grapefruit and a hint of grassiness. A nice drinkable IPA for the warmer weather.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lots of melon with a hint of cat pee. Mandarin orange, mango, and oat malt sweetness, with a bit of vanilla and raw marshmallow. Complex and prominent hops aroma dominates a light malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Coconut up front followed by papaya. On the drier side with a moderate chalk and mineral character. Very creamy yet needs more carbonation to bring out the hops. Flavor components are low for the style. New World hops with pineapple, peach, and apricot, layered over pine and resin. Complexity of hops character is impressive.”

Overall: “Could be a very easy-drinking, delightful IPA with more carbonation. It drinks like a clash of styles: American x New England x New World. The overall muted aroma and flavor components hold it back. Great balance of hops and clean malt. Crisp, fresh, resiny grapefruit. Very drinkable.”

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