Ekim Brewing Co ‘Hocus Pocus’ NEIPA


29694472_836563639861116_7010820912873684041_n“Our New England IPA featuring juicy flavours from extensive hopping with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and Vic Secret hops!”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange colour with a big three finger head topping it off. Steady reduction with streaky lace left in its wake.

Aroma: Not quite the Brekky juice bomb we were anticipating bit it still smells superb. Offering hints of candied orange, tropical fruit, mango, peach, pineapple and lychee which is underlined by this gorgeous and buttery caramel malt sweetness – which is somewhat of a hallmark across the Ekim range. Divine!

Flavour: Good transition on to the palate – it opens with sweet tropical fruits and supported by that buttery caramel malt we mentioned in the aroma. Hints of grapefruit and orange citrus mid way leading in to a really well balanced finish.

Mouthfeel: Rather light on. Slightly creamy in texture with moderate co2. Just a suggestion of warmth from the 6.2% ABV in the rear.

Overall: It’s not your conventional NEIPA. Sure it’s cloudy AF but it doesn’t come with tonnes of Brekky juice and stonefruit. That aside, it’s a very well structure IPA. Highly recommended.