Style: IPA (American Double)

ABV: 8.6 IBU: 80.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Sunriver Brewing Critical Few

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What the brewers say

“Clear and dry, with ample bitterness and an intense hop character. Expect pronounced notes of Blueberry Kush, Orange Crush, resinous evergreen, mango nectar.”

What our panel thought

“Hop aroma is earthy dank, slightly funky, onion. Also some nice fruity hop aromas: berry, passion fruit, white wine. Flavor is clean hop bitterness with layers of passion fruit, kiwi, mango, pineapple while leaning into rustic berry notes. Nice balance. Supporting malt character provides the stage for the hops. Semisweet finish with lingering hop flavors, a touch of bitterness.”

What our editors thought

“Curious blend of classic and modern double IPA in the aroma, as thiol-focused pineapple and funky tropical notes play over more classic orange notes, with a clean edge. The same approach extends to the flavor, with delicately pointed tropical structure and fresh white floral notes over softer guava and kiwi. The malt supports admirably, with just enough sweetness to build body and highlight the fruitier tones.”

Review printed in: A New Day for IPA (Summer 2024) (View All Issues)



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