Originally Posted by beerandloathinginaustin
I had this at their 20th anni party and thought it was solid. It does showcase the earthy-apple-pear flavors of the hop well. I'm more of an IPA guy but I'd recommend this for anybody looking to get a good feel for Calypso.
This certainly does showcase the hop flavor. At first when it wasn't carbed completely i thought it was still green, but i was mistaken. It turns out the apple-y flavor is part of the profile of the hop if used for flavoring/bittering and not aroma.
As far as the vanilla addition, i'm not sure that would jive well with the apple/pear flavor...unless you've tasted those flavors together before, then, by all means move right on ahead with your idea.
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