When it comes to hazy, juicy IPAs, Great Notion continues to prove they are among the best in the world. Their Thumb Splitter offering is a hop-bomb extraordinaire, layering vibrant citrus and tropical fruit flavors over a pillowy soft base. It’s the ideal example of the hazier, the juicier.

The beer pours a brilliant neon orange color, opaque and topped by a dense off-white head. The aroma simply explodes out of the glass – intense notes of juicy oranges, dank papaya, ripe mango, and drippy resins fill the nostrils. There are hints of sweet cereal as well that add to the juicy allure.

Taking a sip, you’re immersed in a luscious, creamy, juicy mouthfeel brimming with vibrant hop flavors. Candied orange zest, succulent mango, and hints of ruby red grapefruit make up the fruity core. These juicy notes meld with dank, piney resin and just a subtle backing bitterness. Soft wheat bread undertones peek through, adding even more of a juicy, pulpy character.

The texture is simply sublime, dense yet pillowy smooth without being chewy or heavy. Each sip brings waves of fresh hop essence coating the palate. The finish is long and succulent, with trails of tangerine and mango lingering pleasantly.

Great Notion is truly a master of the hazy IPA style, and Thumb Splitter showcases their abilities perfectly. It delivers all the punchy citrus and tropical fruit flavor you could want in a stupendously soft, juicy package. This is world-class hop bliss in liquid form.

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Juicy oranges, dank papaya, ripe mango, drippy resins, sweet cereal
  • Appearance: Brilliant opaque neon orange with a dense off-white head
  • Flavor: Candied orange zest, mango, ruby red grapefruit, dank pine resin, soft wheat bread
  • Mouthfeel: Unbelievably luscious and creamy yet pillowy soft
  • Overall: Hop juice in its juiciest, haziest, and most flavorful form
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Thumb Splitter by Great Notion Review

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