“East Coast anthem IPA – a big ol’ hop poppa of a beer, packing in intense mango, tropical fruit hit from US big guns, Simcoe and Mosaic. It’s just bigger and juicier than it’s bitter West Coast counterpart, like sippin’ hazy hop nectar from a can. It’s all good.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Golden orange hue with a lot of thick suspended sediment. It holds a creamy two finger head for days and weaves a thick webbed lace down the sides of the glass.
Aroma: A good dose of tropical fruit – mango, pineapple, melon etc. Hints of orange citrus and a flutter of ruby grapefruit. Getting whiffs of a semi sweet malt structure that offers delicate caramel and buttery notes. East coast style IPA eh?
Flavour: More of the same on the palate. Tropical fruit, some stone fruit and citrus also getting a look in. A light grapefruit acidity midway leading to a dry bitter finish with lengthy notes of citrus and floral hops on the rear
Mouthfeel: Slick and reasonably smooth with mild-medium body. Good co2. A bit of hop bitterness in the swallow.
Overall: Somewhat confusing. They portray this as an east coast IPA but it screams west coast from start to finish. Minimal haze (just shitloads of thick sediment), tropical fruity hops, medium-high bitterness. Bullshit indeed!