In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


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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.”