Fixation Brewing ‘Squish’ Citrus IPA

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20479682_730977807086367_976370330660055163_n“FIXATION SQUISH IS A NEW WORLD IPA THAT BLENDS FRESH FRUIT AND HOP CHARACTER FOR A BEAUTIFULLY AROMATIC AND FLAVOURSOME ADVENTURE. THE SQUISH SHOWS A CLEAN BITTERNESS, WITH AROMAS OF FRESH ORANGE AND TROPICAL FRUITS.┬áIT POURS A HAZY PALE GOLD. THE HOP DRIVEN AROMA IS TURNED UP A NOTCH BY FRESH CITRUS NOTES PROVIDED BY ADDITIONS OF BLOOD ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT. SQUISH FINISHES SUPER CLEAN AND INVITES ANOTHER SIP!

Served in an IPA glass. Pours a pale golden amber with a slight haze. It constructs a finger of well retained head that deposits a fine lace on the glass.
The nose is bursting with orange citrus character. Ruby grapefruit, orange, candied lemon and tangerine mainly but there are also hints of pine resin, passion fruit and pineapple coming through as well. Not a huge malt presence but a dry and husky accent is there at the base. Super summery aroma here.
Seriously smooth and silky in the mouth. Light-moderate body with a subtle bitterness developing late. She only weighs in at 5.9% ABV so it’s a really approachable IPA.
We get a really nice and refreshing splash of mixed citrus on the fore. All of those fruits from the aroma carry into the flavour with the softest hint of pine and grainy malt creeping in. Bit of an underwhelming finish as it appears to bottom out without a great deal of length.
Look, it’s not the most amazing IPA we’ve tried but it’s aromatic, tasty and sessional so it ticks most of the boxes. It is a little too delicate and could do with a bit more body and a bit of extra oomph but other than that it is a good entry level IPA. Not bad.