“This lupulin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor. Pour mindfully, inhale deeply and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass. Always store cold, enjoy fresh and stay cool!”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Nice amber hue with only a slight haze – no where near as hazy as other NEIPA’s we’ve tried. It constructs about a finger of head before reducing to a halo with reasonable lace as we hook in.
Aroma: Rather punchy for a NEIPA. Kind of has a bit of that West Coast style aggression to it with pine, grapefruit and orange peel. Some spicy notes and a soft floral bouquet also coming through. It still offers a nice and creamy juice character though – plenty of pineapple, orange, tangerine, mango and peach with a slightly sweet grainy/bready malt at the base.
Flavour: Quite acetic, she comes on strong with piney/resiny hops, grapefruit, melon and tropical fruits. The edge is taken off with a mild malt sweetness which is carried through on the back of some juicy fruit and honey. Pineapple, orange and subtle apple juice rounds it off with a good sturdy bitterness that endures on the tongue.
Mouth feel: Pretty smooth and silky for a beer of its size (8% ABV). It keeps a nice medium weight with perfect co2. 65 IBU – discernible at times. Could so easily smash another 5 of these.
Overall: A really good drop. It kind of strokes that borderline between West Coast and New England IPA’s. Lots of juicy fruit but also a pronounced bitterness, pine and a clean citrus profile as well. Just a cracking IPA.