Fox Friday ‘Quick Hands’ Oat Cream DIPA



Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Murky AF! It has that sandy golden complexion with a light pastel orange tint. Nice and sturdy two and a half finger head which holds together well. Healthy lacing as we go.

Aroma: Oohh yeah she’s fruity, creamy and quite dank. The brekky juice is dialled up and we’re getting heady wafts of ripe fleshy tropical fruits like papaya, paw paw, guava, mango, pineapple and peach. Hints of passionfruit floating about with a sweet and oaty malt structure at the base. Not picking up much from the Nelson hops which is surprising as it’s a very distinct character. To be honest the aroma doesn’t need more character, there’s already a lot going on.

Flavour: It’s like a wave of fruity, herbal and slightly dank juiciness washing over the palate. Detecting that black peppery spice which we love in NEIPA’s/Oat Creams. Just the right amount of sweetness from the lactose and the malts to balance out the punchy hops and warming booze. It finishes rather dry and abrasive with good duration.

Mouthfeel: Dense, smooth and creamy but with a fairly noticeable bitterness. Medium-full body, finely carbed. The 8% ABV overplays its hand a little.

Overall: We know it may sound quite harsh but these guys are like poor man’s Mountain Culture. They’re definitely on the right track though, there’s just a few loose ends that need to be tied off before they’re on MC or Banks level. Solid offering but.