“Double IPA brewed with Nelson hops.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Uber cloudy apple juice looking affair with a thumb of rocky white foam over the top. Healthy lace work as it ebbs.
Aroma: Holy moly this is the real deal. Juicy AF gooseberry, orange, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, dried apricot, grassy hop, white grapes and vines. Kind of has this fibrous character to it…a bit like dried grain husks. Pretty dank as well, resinous and green with a palm sugar sweetness. Ooph this is something else!
Flavour: Simply put: NEIPA heaven! It comes on with a silky smooth fusion of stonefruit, pine resins and this distinct “green” and or “botanical” quality that is synonymous with Nelson Sauvin hops. We’re tasting a hint of black pepper as it surges through the mid and finishes with an earthy herbal note that endures.
Mouthfeel: So creamy and inoffensive. Can someone tell us how they manage this at 8.5% AbV?! Low co2 and bitterness.
Overall: This truly is one of the best NEIPA’s we’ve had. The amount of aroma and flavour that’s crammed in with no harsh booze or bitterness is insurmountable. Recognition must go to the Nelson Sauvin hops too…love em or hate em they work so well with the style. Superb!