Style: New England-style IPA

ABV: 7.1 IBU: 57.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Four Noses Whimsy

What the brewers say

“Whimsy is a bright New England–style India pale ale. This beer delivers massive aromas and flavors of oranges from the addition of Amarillo, Citra, and Jarrylo hops! No fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dank, resinous. Some spicy notes and a touch of alcohol hops burn as well. Mint and a bit of rosemary, too. Great hops character, but not in step with the expectations from the appearance. Who cares? We’re in!”

Flavor: “Assertive hops flavor and bitterness. Pine resin, some grapefruit, lemon, peach, apricot, and tangerine, plus an earthy foundation. Some of that mint is still here, along with some mild, pleasant esters (cherry, mostly). Perfect malt support. Fairly clean finish, but still a bit of hops flavor to appreciate.”

Overall: “Looks like New England, but it’s West Coast, baby.”

What our editors thought



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