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Judge's Review: 85 Rating - Sequester Nectar by Peter B's Brewpub

March, 2020
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
34 / 40
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Sequester Nectar by Peter B's Brewpub is a Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA and is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style a “juicier” beer than the standard American IPA is expected due to massive amounts of late and/or dry hops.

The beer is a cloudy, harvest orange color with a large, bubbly, thick and tall off-white head. Heavy fragrant grapefruit and tangerine hops emerge along with a bready malt. The flavor is decidedly hoppy with moderate hop bitterness, moderate grapefruit and tangerine hop notes, and an underneath malt sweetness. The finish is dry with a lingering hop and prickliness. Medium-full bodied, medium-high carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

Further study into this beer yields fresh grapefruit juice and light floral hop character. The hops are somewhat pithy but not unpleasantly so. The malt sweetness becomes overshadowed by the growing hop bitterness. The alcohol comes through in the flavor a bit and detracts from the overall enjoyment, though it is not “hot”. The alcohol becomes more prominent as the beer warms and the prickly character becomes less so.