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


Societe Brewing Company The Apprentice

Aroma: “Dank, resinous hops with nice spicy undertones of Thai basil, mint, delicate onion/shallots. It’s citrus-forward with lemon, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and a touch of lime. Tropical esters, mostly mango and mild pineapple. Just a touch of bready malt.”

Flavor: “Piney and resinous notes accompany complex citrus (it’s every citrus fruit I can name). Moderate sweetness, moderate-high bitterness. Dry. The citrus hops profile dominates the simple malt bill. The bitterness carries in the finish and is slightly astringent.”

Overall: “Pretty classic West Coast style—dank and citrusy with a bit of onion. A bit on the sweet side but still nice overall.”