Strong dank bitterness. Flavor is orange juice up front and resin/pine
at the end (Chinook hops?). Bitterness is quite strong (seemingly higher
than the advertised 49 IBUs). Hops linger with a resiny flavor but are
not cloying. Lightly sweet grainy malt offers balance but is not
especially distinctive. No alcohol taste. Clean fermentation profile.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and CO2. Consistently crisp, but smooth. Faint alcohol warmth is not distracting. 5/5
IMPRESSION: Marketed as a "hop-charged lager," this is clearly an IPL
and an excellent one at that. Borderline world class example for the
TOTAL SCORE: 44/50
NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.