Beer Reviews

Lynx (India Pale Ale)

Lithe and bright-eyed, Lynx (6.5%) peeks out from behind the brush to reveal furtive tufts of Citra, Cascade, Mosaic and Amarillo. This light-bodied, balanced IPA packs the hop claws to frisk with the big cats but purrs pleasantly with notes of orange blossom, nectarine and key lime.

Reviews are done by Jim Matt, our Chief Science Officer, who is also a veteran FoBAB judge, GABF judge, and BJCP Master judge.

Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Rye

Hops: Citra, Cascade, Mosaic, Amarillo

Lynx is the latest addition to our can squad! Talk us through how this beer came to cans.

Lynx and Roar were linked by a common experiment. Roar was already an established brand, but Lynx was coming into its own around the same time. We did some experiments with different yeasts and dry hopping techniques to further refine Lynx over the past 2 years.

What are the notable characteristics of this beer?

Dry, fruity, and enjoyable.

What makes you want to drink this beer?

We use the terrific trio of hops (Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic) and amp it up a notch with a generous addition of Cascades.

Appearance: Yellow color with some haze. Medium thick white head with excellent retention. Medium carbonation.

Aroma: Medium hop aroma with notes of stone fruit (peach), tropical (mango) and citrus (orange). Low malt aroma, medium fruity esters.

Taste: Low crackery malt flavor, medium high hop flavor with orange, grapefruit, grassy, and tropical notes. Medium hop bitterness, dry finish, medium fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, medium carbonation, low alcohol warmth.

Overall: A very refreshing, overtly fruity IPA that is quite easy to drink.

What foods would pair well with Lynx?

I would enjoy the hell out of some gyros with this beer, or some grilled swordfish.

Ideal glassware for Lynx?

Pint glass works great!