“An American IPA with a rounded malt character and a resinous hop profile. Mosaic & Citra hops bring out a pineapple and stonefruit aroma, complemented by the citrus spice of NZ Motueka. Pleasant but assertive bitterness on the palate, balancing out a light toffee malt character.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Lovely bold amber colour with almost full clarity. It dons a thumb of foamy head which holds its shape and decorates the glass as we hook in.
Aroma: The hops do most of the talking. A somewhat mixed bag made up of Magnum, Mosaic, Citra and Motueka which impart lots of fresh citrus, tropical fruits, pine, berries, weed, candied lime and honeydew. As she warms a little the malt base opens up and provides a good balance with its sticky caramel sweetness. Showing lots of potential thus far!
Flavour: Pretty much follows the nose with a dominant showcase of hops and a brilliant use of sweet caramel malt to offset them all. It keeps a clean profile through the mid, taking on some orange peel and grapefruit bitterness which intensifies as it finishes on a dry, mildly acidic and bitter finish which carries nicely in to the tail.
Mouthfeel: Snappy and vibrant. Well carbonated with a nicely set IBU (50). The standout is the relatively low AbV (5.6%) though.
Overall: It has been a long time between drinks for us and Beerfarm and again they pass muster. Although it hasn’t bowled us over it has most certainly gained our admiration. It’s light and super sessional, full flavoured yet incredibly easy over the tongue. It’s just a really well brewed IPA.