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
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!