Ver­boten Brew­ing Some­body to Love

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LOC: Love­land, Colorado ABV: 7.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Ex­tra Brut IPA. Some­body to Love is made with wheat, oats, and flaked rice. All hops were added af­ter the boil: Haller­tau Blanc, Gal­axy, and Aza­cca for notes of goose­berry, tan­ger­ine, and guava. We then fer­mented the beer to be su­per dry or ‘brut,’ with no su­gar left, for a cham­pagne-like mouth­feel. A ‘zero’ IBU beer with some haze from the wheat and late hops ad­di­tions.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Re­fresh­ing and sum­mery. Earthy hops with le­mon un­der­tones, some herbal lemon­grass, and tan­ger­ine notes, too. Mod­er­ate peach, apri­cot.” Fla­vor: “Dry and light but not too as­trin­gent. Hops fla­vor is crisp, em­pha­siz­ing the cit­rus: le­mon, le­mon balm, and a bit of grape­fruit. Def­i­nite bit­ter­ness, but bal­anced rel­a­tive to the dry­ness. Le­mon and peach in the af­ter­taste. Not un­like a dry white wine or cham­pagne.” Over­all: “Dry and crisp, it def­i­nitely has a ‘brut’ char­ac­ter that is dis­tinc­tive com­pared to other IPAS.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 5 OVER­ALL: 10 97

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