Style: New England-Style Imperial IPA
Outer Range Brewing Co. Two Pound Tent
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A mix of tropical fruit (grapefruit and pineapple) and grassy hoppiness with notes of pine and rosemary. A slight note of malt sweetness. A nice mild onion dankness emerges as it warms.”
Flavor: “Bright hops flavors accentuated by an even brighter hops bitterness. Flavors are more toward the lemongrass, grapefruit side. Some malt sweetness, with a light sweet biscuit character. Bitterness is present throughout, but not unpleasant.”
Overall: “An assertive and delicious big IPA that stays true to style without deviating too much from classical examples. This would go great with pizza or garlic breadsticks.”
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