The taste is an immediate punch of tangy hops, heavy on the citrus. This slowly blends into a nice comfortable lemony pine flavor. Bitterness is aggressive towards the end, but where I would expect bite, seems to be polished over with a slight oaky malt flavor.
Saint Archer’s approach to the IPA is solid and friendly, though not particularly different. The medium/high bitterness will not scare away anyone, but still satisfy hopheads. The somewhat disguised oaky notes are a nice touch, but not really enough to set this IPA apart from the standard. Again this isn’t a bad thing, Saint Archer IPA is successfully representing and executing the core values of an IPA.
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