Sierra Nevada Experimental Hop IPA – American IPA at 6.7% ABV | 58 IBU

Sierra Nevada Experimental Hop IPA American IPA at 6.7% ABV | 58 IBU (US$1.40 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, packaged on 11-Jan-2018, acquired 3-Mar-2018, reviewed 27-Mar-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of dense creamy white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, resiny pine, pale malt, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry bitter finish. (4/5)

This one is hopped with “FZMR2 hop varietal, known for its mango-forward flavors, as well as HBC598, 438, and NeoMexicanus”. Definite elements of West Coast dankness, but without the typical associated emphatic bitterness. Similar to an NEIPA in that sense, where the hops are more present as aroma and flavour, than bitterness on the tongue. Really good. (16/20)

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