Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.5 IBU: 62
Grand Teton Brewing Company Teton Range IPA
What the brewers say
“Pungent aromas of mango and papaya, hints of pine, hard candy, and citrus rind are prominent. The flavor is juicy, with some pine in the background.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A whole fruit salad of aromas: big orange and pine up front with some pineapple and apricot/peach beneath. Some grapefruit and lemon, and strawberry with a bit of blueberry. Very subtle bready malt.”
Flavor: “Clean, hoppy, fairly bitter. Fruity notes of lemon and grapefruit, strawberry, and tropical fruit dominate the palate with some nice piney complexity in the background. Malt bready sweetness, like Belgian waffles. Some grassy earthiness adds complexity. The hops are showcased and are carried with some assertive bitterness that hits, carries through the finished taste, and lingers.”
Overall: “Love the tropical fruit notes, and the complexity of the hops profile and flavors is enjoyable. The bitterness was present and carried through but was refreshing. Very drinkable. The aroma on this beer is very cool. The strawberry character is novel.”
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