Handable, Standable, Kickable Reality
Levante Brewing Company

Handable, Standable, Kickable RealityHandable, Standable, Kickable Reality
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New England IPA
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7%
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Handable, Standable, Kickable RealityHandable, Standable, Kickable Reality
Notes: AKA Tangible Reality, this New England Style IPA possesses a hop presence that will dance all over your tongue. Handfuls of Citra and Cascade fuse with Belma, a new experimental hop for us. We sense heavy notes of pulpy orange, delicate melon, and aromas of strawberry-pineapple swirl.

39 IBU
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/31/2019. Says "Google It" on the bottom as well. Pours very hazy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, white grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, gooseberry, strawberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light toast/biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, white grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, gooseberry, strawberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light toast/biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and yeast tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, white grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, gooseberry, strawberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light toast/biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%, or lingering hop burn after the finish. Overall this is an awesome NEIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish; great soft feel. Awesome Citra, Cascade, Belma profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great soft wheat/oat/malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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Handable, Standable, Kickable Reality from Levante Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2 ratings