“Breakfast Juice is our Hazy IPA packed with juicy US hops. Hopped at 32 g/L with Citra, Simcoe, Cashmere and Mosaic.”
Appearance: Bright golden amber pour with close to 100% clarity. A thumb of off white head emerges and holds its shape. Laces brilliantly as we go.
Aroma: Fairly stock standard apart from the somewhat fruit salad nature of it. Getting strong wafts of passion fruit, melon and ruby grapefruit with an array of other fruits in support; pineapple, blood orange, peach, mango, red apple and paw paw. Kind of a semi sweet biscuity malt that adds to the generally pleasant character.
Flavour: The fruit salad features prominently again with technically the same fruits coming forward – ruby grapefruit, passion fruit, unripened pineapple and green mango. Pithy orange rind and acetic citrus follows. The hop bitterness surely adds to that as well. Pretty dry, bitter and pithy finish which kinda tapers off a bit.
Mouthfeel: Slightly prickly and bitter in the swallow. Medium body and Co2. 7.3% ABV shows up a little.
Overall: A little confusing to be honest. It’s sold as a Hazy IPA but there’s hardly any haze. It looks and tastes more like an Australian version of a West coast IPA if anything. Not a bad drop. Just, yeah….confusing.