Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Light amber to gold with a hefty three finger head perched on top. Retention is great and the lacing makes a beautiful mess on the glass.
Aroma: Absolutely bursting with Citra hop, tropical fruits, citrus, pine, stonefruits, peach, eucalyptus and tangerine. It has that dank and sticky resinous character that we get from the best IIPA’s like Korben D and 777. The malt is subtle – somewhat bready – but it’s spot on as it allows those magnificent hops to shine!
Flavour: Fruit juice bomb on entry…everything from tropical fruits to citrus to stonefruits. Lines of orange peel and pine carrying some bitterness through the mid. It gets nice and big in the finish with bitter citrus and warming booze in the tail.
Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth for 10% AbV. Can’t find an IBU but it sure has some vigour. Medium body and Co2.
Overall: To be honest it wasn’t as great as the hype would have you believe but in saying that it’s definitely good enough to put M.O back on the map.