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Cigar City Brewing Space Pope IPA
96 out of 100
Cigar City Brewing Space Pope IPA

Style: American IPA

ABV: 7.3 IBU: 57

96
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Cigar City Brewing Space Pope IPA

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What the brewers say

“Brewed with an astronomical amount of Mosaic, Citra, CTZ, and Galaxy hops that lend notes of passion fruit and melon to the clean flavors of base malt and a touch of crystal malt for depth of character.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Orange and tropical—almost Orange Julius. Pineapple, a touch of passion fruit or guava. A bit of herbal and dank in the background. Slight pine. Simple malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Well balanced with a lightly toasted malt bill supporting citrus and tropical fruit and a touch of light stone fruit. Finishes a bit sweet, but the medium-high lingering bitterness helps to cut through the sweetness. Moderate alcohol warmth.”

Overall: “Very orange with some supporting tropical fruit, grassy, and dank. The hops bitterness is subdued; some might want more, but overall, a good balance to me. A big juicy tropical IPA. Yum!”

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