Boombox Brewing Company Wizard Mode – American IPA at 7% ABV (C$5.00 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 2-Feb-2023, acquired 7-Feb-2023, reviewed 12-Feb-2023)
Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fingers of fluffy pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dank resiny pine, tropical fruit, cereal grains, citrus, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: smooth medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)
Can’t find any brewer’s notes but secondary sources say this is double dry hopped with Denali, El Dorado, Motueka, and Simcoe. I found the aroma to be just slightly mild here – not to the point of muted, certainly, but also not bright or juicy. I’m also not completely on-board with the slight astringency in the finish. Pleasant enough, I guess, but it stops short of great. (15/20)
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