Review: Superflux x Badlands Reverso Selecto IPA

Today I'm checking out a beer I picked up just after Superflux's fun F*$king Awesome Beer Festival a few years ago while I was in Vancouver - Reverso Selecto IPA, a collaboration IPA between Superflux and Calderon, Ontario's Badlands Brewing. The IPA features hops Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado, & Idaho 7) hand selected by the team at Badlands. 6.5% ABV

Appearance: Hazy, as expected, with a lemon yellow/light orange hue to it. The head is fairly light with a beige hue to it that diminishes to basically a light lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Floral, tropical and sweet. Notes of melon, pineapple, orange peel and orange juice vibes going on here. Slightly yeasty but very welcoming, almost Five Alive-like so far.

Taste: Quite a sweet-forward IPA with a summertime tropical vibe to it. It's got a nice amount of orange juice-like presence to it, pineapple, hint of grapefruit and lemon. There's a very slight bitterness to it, a hint of yeastiness but it's quite smooth overall.

Overall Thoughts: Very well done Hazy/Juicy/Etc IPA. It's very juice forward without any sediment, still tastes incredibly fresh even though it's over two and a months old (at the time of writing). It's IPAs like this why I fell in love with juicy IPAs around seven years ago. Very smooth and tastes like a summer morning out of a can.

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