Is the Space Pope reptilian? That question remains to be answered but in the meantime we have his eponymous IPA to consider. Brewed with an astronomical amount of Mosaic, Citra, Hallertauer Blanc, and (what else?) Galaxy hops that lend notes of passionfruit and melon to the clean flavors of base malt and a touch of crystal malt for depth of character. When your ecclesiastical jurisdiction encompasses the entire universe, only Cigar City Brewing’s Space Pope IPA will do!
TASTING NOTES: Tangerine, fresh cut grass, and orange zest on the nose are complemented by a touch of toffee aroma. Flavors of mango, melon, and lime leaf present themselves harmoniously with a snappy bitterness and a malt character reminiscent of crackers and bread crust.