Style: IPA

ABV: 7.5 IBU: 65

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

Verboten Somebody to Love

What the brewers say

“Extra Brut IPA. Somebody to Love is made with wheat, oats, and flaked rice. All hops were added after the boil: Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Azacca for notes of gooseberry, tangerine, and guava. We then fermented the beer to be super dry or ‘brut,’ with no sugar left, for a champagne-like mouthfeel. A ‘zero’ IBU beer with some haze from the wheat and late hops additions.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Refreshing and summery. Earthy hops with lemon undertones, some herbal lemongrass, and tangerine notes, too. Moderate peach, apricot.”

Flavor: “Dry and light but not too astringent. Hops flavor is crisp, emphasizing the citrus: lemon, lemon balm, and a bit of grapefruit. Definite bitterness, but balanced relative to the dryness. Lemon and peach in the aftertaste. Not unlike a dry white wine or champagne.”

Overall: “Dry and crisp, it definitely has a ‘brut’ character that is distinctive compared to other IPAs.”

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