Brothers beer modern love IPA

Citra and Pacific Jade hops drive this rocking full strength (7.4 per cent) IPA from Brothers Beer.  That US/NZ hop pairing bestows aromas of fresh lemon and lime citrus alongside more familiar tropical passionfruit and green grape.  The superbly bright palate is wildly lemon citrus dominant, with some herbaceous greens that emerge in the firmly bitter finish.  An exceptionally bright and nimble IPA despite its heavier ABV, and one of the best showcases of focused citrus purity I’ve encountered this year.

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