Year of New Beer: Thunderpeel Hazy IPA, Flying Dog Brewery (MD)

Written By: Dion on 01/03/2020

Only beer on tap that I hadn't tried, so it was a no-brainer. Citra and Galaxy hops flex their collective muscle with big tangerine and passion fruit notes, while the Mosaic adds a bit of grassiness and light pine. Flavors aren't quite as balanced as juicy, slightly sweet citrus fruits give way to an herbal bite that for some reason doesn't seem to blend like it should. Decent malt backbone, but it too is pushed aside by an increasingly prominent alcohol note. Not a horrible beer, but the competition is just too stiff in the hazy IPA category for me to drink this one again.