“The next dHop is here. This uses a special Haas pellet in between a normal T90 and LUPOMAX. Based on this processing of the hop cone, we felt that this beer would play very nice with our Energy treatment to further extract the deliciousness that this hop could offer.”
Appearance: Slightly hazy pastel yellow-orange with two fingers of sturdy white head perched on top. Excellent retention and lace as we go. PS watch your pour with this one too…lots of suspended sediment.
Aroma: Nice and fruity like all the other 5 IPA’s we got from EQ. This one displays a bit more resin and hop oils…reminds us of Kiwi hops with its evergreen, vines and white wine characters. We’re also getting lemongrass, blueberry, unripened pineapple, honeydew and guava.
Flavour: Wow, we’re getting a faint tartness upfront. Comes off kinda citrusy (lemon mostly) but also berry-like. It’s followed by the usual fruit salad and infused with a hint of resinous pine and leafy/grassy evergreen. It finishes fruity, grassy and a little dry and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat tangy, a little prickly. Medium body, mild-moderate Co2. 8.5% ABV was a little discernible but well enough concealed.
Overall: This is the last of the 6 different IPA’s we bought. It pretty sums up the whole experience with EQ – a lot of potential but nothing overly memorable. There’s numerous Aussie breweries pumping out way better IPA’s than these.