DRAFT REVIEW: Threadless India Pale Ale

Fresh orange smells shine brightly against this brew’s dank, catty aroma; wafts of bread crust thicken the bouquet. Despite an extreme IBU count, it’s the hop flavor that does the bullying. Pungent earthiness and fresh grass clippings battle for dominance before a splash of biting orange elbows into the fight; a thin rail of lightly toasted malts—a touch grainy—lends some support along the way. This is a solid IPA with lots to contemplate, but a streamlined hop identity and bolstered malt presence would bump it up to the next level.