Brewery: The Brewtorium
Style:   Specialty IPA (21B)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer to-go!
Canned Date:  May 4, 2020
Consumed Date: May 22, 2020

Details From the Brewer

ABV: 7.5%
Brewed by the ladies of The Brewtorium using the 2020 Pink Boots Society hop blend, this appropriately hazy IPA is bursting with notes of peach, pineapple, apricot & mango hop flavor & aroma balanced by a rounded bitterness.


Aroma – 10/12

Mango and tangerine at a medium -high level.  Slight crackery and bread dough malt character.  There’s a lower level of peach or another stone fruit as well.  A few light whiffs of alcohol

Appearance – 3/3

Pours a pale straw colored liquid.  A heavy haze obscures the glass.  Fine white bubbles make up a 3cm head.  It persists with decent retention.

Flavor – 16/20

Orange citrus, mango, pineapple at a medium-high level.  Lesser notes of white wine grapes, and a touch of mint.  A light doughy malt character fills in the midtaste with a low sweetness.  Moderate bitterness joins the back end of the taste.  The finish is slow, leaving behind a light fruit note and bitterness.   Balance is greatly towards the hops.

Mouthfeel – 5/5

Medium full bodied, yet soft throughout the taste.  There’s a nice pillowy quality without being heavy.  Moderate carbonation.  Zero astringency with a some of alcohol warmth.

Overall Impression – 8/10

This is a tasty IPA.  The Pink Boots blend of hops this year really meshes well together.  A little contrasting hop note would probably elevate this, but you can’t really do that when you’re solely using a blend.  I really love the body on this, all of the big pillowy without the thick heavy.

Rating – 42/50

Probably my favorite hoppy beer from the Brewtorium so far.  For their first can release, this turned out great!