Hi all, I'm a long time reader, first time poster. I have been trying to work out how to get a specific flavour but haven't had much luck. So I was hoping you might be able to help. From time to time, I find an IPA that seems to have a soft sweetness to it which couples with the fruitiness of hops. I love it. For a while I thought it was hop based (centennial), then yeast based, then malt based then realised that I don't have a clue lol. Here are some of the beers that have had this taste are: - Ballast point Sculpin (normal one) - Ballast Point Big Eye (to a lesser extent) - Abita Hop On - No-Li IPA Born and Raised - Clown shoes Tramp Stamp (Belgian IPA) - I haven't found this in an Australian beer With the sculpin, I have also found plenty of them which don't have this. I first found this in the USA with a californian sculpin but a sculpin in Vegas on the same trip had lost it. When I returned to Australia in 2014, the sample I got from a craft bottle shop had also lost it. Now the Dan's sculpins have the taste. So that indicates that the taste is subject to aging. But yeah, due to the beers that have had it, I'm pretty sure it isn't yeast based. Abita Hop On uses a Kolsch yeast, Big Eye I believe uses an english ale yeast and I imagine the clown shoes uses a belgian yeast. Similarly, none of them use common "unusual" hops. What do you think?