Review: Boothbay Thirsty Botanist | Craft Beer & Brewing
Boothbay Thirsty Botanist
91 out of 100

Style: New England-style IPA

ABV: 7.0 IBU: 45

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Boothbay Thirsty Botanist

What the brewers say

“This succulent New England–style India pale ale is brewed to celebrate the many talented, hard-working horticulturists who have been beautifying the Boothbay region for generations.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lemon, peach, mango, and pine with a pleasant subtle peppery spiciness. Some caramel, candy-like sweetness adds nice complexity.”

Flavor: “There is a rich mix of candy and grainy sweetness with a lush tropical-fruit hops character. Finish is rich and chewy but with enough bitterness to balance it out. A bit of lingering grassy astringency distracts from the other more pleasant aspects of the beer.”

Overall: “A good hazy IPA, but a little heavy-handed in the overall balance.”

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