A Note on This Beer
Have you ever tried an IPA brewed with real cantaloupe?
Before I tasted Sun Lab Brewing’s By My Side, I sure hadn’t — and I’ve tasted a LOT of IPAs in my day! Now, all you Hazy IPA fiends can try a taste too, because we nabbed a small stash of this real cantaloupe-infused IPA to share!
Magnificent melon notes burst from the very first sip of this hugely juicy NEIPA. It has that sweet, creamy sumptuousness of real cantaloupe, but with a balanced bite from a double dry-hopped blend of Mosaic, Amarillo, and Huell Melon.
These cones add juicy notes of bursting berry, a pop of fresh-squeezed citrus, and MORE melon flavor — but this time, it’s notes of fresh, succulent honeydew. Plus, a bittersweet pine resin blush that primes the palate for more quenching gulps!
After a few swigs of this limited release, it might be tough to return to regular hazies that don’t feature real fruit! The only question is, how many cans will fit in your fridge?
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I don't know, up instead of down? Fruity for a hazy IPA
Tastes like cantaloupe but not in a great way. A fine NE IPA though
Pretty standard IPA. It’s good! I enjoyed it, but it didn’t blow my mind. I liked the melon notes.
The melon is good, subtle flavor. There is some bitterness in the aftertaste that I’m not a fan of though.
Orange juice aftertaste
Refreshing melon. 10/10
Not a fan of the after taste. We couldn’t put our finger on exactly what it was, but it just wasn’t our fave.
Fresh fruity and juicy ipa
A beautiful tropical hazy, with cantaloupe. Mellow and amazing
This was not what I expected. Maybe I let it sit too long before drinking. Maybe fresher it would have been better.
Great hop bill for the addition of a mild cantaloupe flavor.
The taste reminds me of a summer afternoon and eating bbq food. The aftertaste has an almost Smokey flavor to it. Great twist!
A really smooth and enjoyable beer
Melon adds some great fruitiness.
Juicy. True honeydew vibe. Not my fave though
Strong honeydew flavor that I thought would be good but honestly doesn't mix well with the bitter hop backside of this one.
Holy shit, tastes exactly like a habenero pepper, just without the heat. Same smoky/fruity flavor to a T. I think it’s pretty good. May not be for everyone
Melon & cantaloupe up front, bitter grapefruit on the back
Unique fruit-forward (both hop and real) IPA. Probably wouldn’t seek out again, but it was interesting.
I'm a simple man that loves a tasty hazy.
Aroma is sweet but the flavor left me wanting. It's a bit bitter. No carbonation and I didn't taste any melon at all, all I get is citrus.
Another great beer from sun lab, love their beers!
Hmmmmmm...not quite as packed with melon flavor as I would have thought. Also, a little thick. Tasty, but could be a bit more so...
Awesome. Fruity would buy again
This was a middle of the rode IPA for me.
I love the juicy flavors off Tavour!
Not a fan of the cantelope, just wasn't my cup of tea.
Melon and honeydew throughout. Not my flavor jam, but good effort
Lots of melon sweetness with a bitter finish