Cigar City Brewing Space Pope
What the brewers say
Brewed with an astronomical amount of Mosaic, Citra, Hallertauer Blanc, and Galaxy hops that lend notes of passion fruit and melon to the clean flavors of base malt.
What our panel thought
Grassy, catty, woody, and dank hops aromas. Some cotton-candy sweetness in the aroma. Clean and crisp hops bitterness with a flash of berry flavor. Malt is medium, lightly toasted, with some soft sweetness.
What our editors thought
Unfiltered but not quite hazy, the subtlety of the nose feels almost English (are those esters or hops notes?), and the grassy hops underpinning the fruit only furthers the U.K.-meets-American feel. The sip is more di-verse, with herbal tea–like tannic bitterness, soft citrus, and gentle strawberry and apricot esters.