In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated
Southern Tier The Psychic Laser
Aroma: "Tropical fruit characters with melon, strawberry, mango, banana bread, and melons. Smells like fruit stripe gum. Perhaps a touch of bitterness."
Flavor: "Moderate fruit upfront with strawberry, melons and light plums. Medium bitterness with a touch of spiciness towards the end of the sip. Light sweetness from the malt balances out the bitterness. A touch of mint towards the middle of the sip. Finishes with a smooth fruitiness with just a hint of bitterness."
Overall: "A pretty aggressive hop character, especially in the nose. But it grows on you after a few sips. The beer itself is nicely balanced - strong, but not overly sweet. The finish also isn't overly bitter despite the aggressive hopping, and leaves a pleasant lingering spiciness."