Finback ‘Randomly Assembled’ Hazy IPA


“IPA dry hopped with Idaho 7, Simcoe, Zappa and Cascade.”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Super murky pastel yellow body with a thick and creamy two finger head. Good retention and healthy lace left in its wake.

Aroma: Pretty classic NEIPA features here; dominated by the sweet and slightly pithy orange citrus, pink grapefruit and peach. Some resinous qualities which work nicely in to the juicy Frosty Fruits and subtle peppery spice. As it settles more of the stonefruits come through as well. Nice and creamy malt base…oats, cereal grains and rice, that sorta thing. Solid.

Flavour: The first thing we notice is the impeccable balance. And the overall smoothness on it as well. Wow. Distinct orange citrus again on the palate. A touch more pithy-ness as opposed to the aroma…spurred on by the hop bitterness we’re sure. A flutter of stonefruits and piney resin, pepper and light florals/herbals lead into a creamy finish with a hint of dryness developing on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth as silk, creamy and super palate-friendly. Medium body, tight Co2 and the 7.5% ABV is incredibly well hidden.

Overall: This was our first crack at this Queens brewery. We must admit we bought this purely out of hype around the brewery and the good news is it has lived up to it. It’s a quality NEIPA which does all the right things.