Never has Modist’s industry-defying mash filter been better put to use than when the brew team crafted their opulent American IPA: Dreamyard. The 100 percent wheat-and-oats-malt bill makes the beer incredibly soft, which plays right in with the squishy fruit notes coming from the abundance of Citra and Denali hops. Yes, haze is overdone, and New England IPAs may soon be lost to the annals of beer history. But Dreamyard is a bona fide paradigm shifter that deserves its moment atop the hill.
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