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Tropicália

Judges Rating: 
96
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
20 / 20

When I take my first sniff I am treated to an orgy of mango, guava, grapefruit, orange and even a bit of peach and pine with a little resin on the side. After it warmed I detected a little biscuit and green tea. The flavor is hop fruity, but there is a pine resin, spice character that balances it perfectly. I taste a little toasty malt, maybe a hint of caramel. I get a palate-cleansing jolt of bitterness in a pleasantly dry finish. The aftertaste returns to a tropical fruit and citrus theme. This is not a palate-crushing IPA and I love the nuances, balance and drinkability – a “go to” IPA.

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