“Number 6 is a single-hop 7% Hazy IPA utilising Galaxy hops. Aromas and flavours of Passionfruit, Peach and clean Citrus. Double dry-hopped at 17g/Litre.”
Appearance: Slightly hazy straw golden complexion with two fingers of well retained head. Healthy lace as we go.
Aroma: Certainly fruit driven. The hallmark passion fruit, peach, green mango and tangy grapefruit grace the olfactory’s initially. Very subtle hints of herbs/vines, resin and even a faint hint of coconut (although there’s no Sabro here). Quite a dry and doughy malt profile filling it out. Not too bad for a single hop…especially an Aussie hop.
Flavour: The Galaxy hops really rush the front palate, throwing out mild grapefruit, passion fruit, peach and mixed stonefruit. Shades of pithy citrus mix with the dry malts midway and lead to a rather bitter finish with yellow grapefruit and a delicate boozy sting in the tail.
Mouthfeel: Less creamy and smooth and more dry and bitter… particularly post swallow. Medium body, nicely positioned Co2. 7% ABV a little noticeable.
Overall: We dig what they’re trying to do here but it just falls short of the mark. A tad too bitter for the style plus it’s lacking the creamy and juicy characters. Love that they’ve gone solo on Galaxy hops though, it’s without a doubt the best hop coming out of Australia.