“We’ve been busy over the past few years, expanding our beverage empire, kicking ass, & even occasionally taking names. It’s been a seriously killer ride, but we’re bringing it back home with this delectable murk-lord of a DIPA. Brewed at the Point Loma mothership, this golden miracle features a blend of southern hemisphere hops & American classics: Vic Secret, Citra, & Mosaic. The finished liquid homage to our roots is insanely tropical, exploding with notes of mango, pineapple, & passionfruit, underscored by citrus & pine. Drink it, & prepare to be overwhelmed with warm-fuzzies & intense satisfaction.”
Appearance: Light pastel orange complexion with a cloudy haze. It forms a creamy head which gradually recedes. Nice webbed lace clings to the glass as it ebbs.
Aroma: Fruit forward and quite strong on the nectar front; passionfruit, mango, peach and nectarine. Plenty of melon i.e paw paw/papaya along with heady herbals like lemongrass, basil and peppery rocket. Getting that dry and bready malt quality on the flank, albeit conservatively…still it’s effective in providing some balance. All up a pretty decent aroma.
Flavour: To be honest it’s no where near as smooth as we had anticipated. There’s a soft astringency all the way through. Coupled with a mild bitterness and booze burn. Still, there’s tonnes of fruit coming through, pretty herbaceous and green, pithy at times, piney and complimented by an earthy spicy-ness. Good length on the finish too.
Mouthfeel: Rather dense and creamy with a soft chalky texture. Medium body, mild-medium Co2. The 8% is assertive but not over the top.
Overall: Can’t say we’re totally thrilled by it but it ain’t bad. It seems like MT keep all of their top shelf beers for the American market and import all of the standard ones!! Share the love!