Style: IPA (Cold)

ABV: 7.0 IBU: 50.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Vallensons' Brewing Co. Dragon Lady Light and Heavy IPA

What the brewers say

“We are making a new style invented for the Gulf Coast of Texas called “Light and Heavy.” It’s an ale or lager, and it has to be light on the body but heavy on the aroma and ABV.”

What our panel thought

“Grassy hop aromas with some Noble hop character with very subtle coconut-like aroma and a white-wine-like finish. The toasted coconut in the nose suggest Sabro hops, but there’s also caramel malt and toffee that seem out of style. The flavor doubles down.”

What our editors thought

“Minimal lime coconut aroma. Cracker malt in the sip with subtle lime hints and just a touch of grassy bitterness.”

Review printed in: A New Day for IPA (Summer 2024) (View All Issues)



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