Style: New England-Style IPA
Hop Butcher for the World Unwind Your Mind
What the brewers say
“India pale ale brewed with Mosaic, Motueka, and El Dorado hops with flavors of lychee, bright citrus, and dank earth.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Round citrus-and-tropical-fruit piña colada aroma (orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, mango, a hint of coconut). Some sweetness from the malt and medium-strong fruity esters complement the hops.”
Flavor: “Light, creamy, and fruity with orange, mango, and strawberry dominating the light malt bill. The low bitterness lets the fruit character play off of the sweetness. The finish is quite sweet with almost a candy-like impression that masks some of the delicate hops notes. The carbonation seems a bit low, making the beer seem sweeter still.”
Overall: “Although the sweetness helps the fruit dance on top of the bitterness, the beer will be too sweet for many people’s tastes. It has great tropical hops character but the base beer finishes too sweet to allow the hops to define the beer. Enjoyable, but not crushable.”
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