Booth­bay Thirsty Botanist

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - New England–Style Ipa -

LOC: Booth­bay, Maine ABV: 7% | IBUS: 45 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This suc­cu­lent New Eng­land–style In­dia pale ale is brewed to cel­e­brate the many tal­ented, hard-work­ing hor­ti­cul­tur­ists who have been beau­ti­fy­ing the Booth­bay re­gion for gen­er­a­tions.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Le­mon, peach, mango, and pine with a pleas­ant sub­tle pep­pery spici­ness. Some caramel, candy-like sweet­ness adds nice com­plex­ity.” Fla­vor: “There is a rich mix of candy and grainy sweet­ness with a lush trop­i­cal-fruit hops char­ac­ter. Fin­ish is rich and chewy but with enough bit­ter­ness to bal­ance it out. A bit of lin­ger­ing grassy as­trin­gency dis­tracts from the other more pleas­ant as­pects of the beer.” Over­all: “A good hazy IPA, but a lit­tle heavy-handed in the over­all bal­ance.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 18 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 91

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