Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: It hits the glass with a ridiculous off yellow turbidity. Two fingers of loosely packed foam sit atop but eventually settles to a ring with spotty lace as we go.
Aroma: Unbelievably juicy, after trying a few Monkish NEIPA’s we’re confident in saying that they’re better than anything we’ve had from Treehouse and Trillium. There’s a huge concentrated orange juice note that jumps out of the glass initially. Then it’s wave after wave of mango, melon, pineapple, guava, citrus, lemongrass and paw paw. Picking up a hint of palm sugar in there too. Outstanding!
Flavour: Displaying a bit more aggression and laden with orange, bitter grapefruit and citrus peel. Tasting stonefruits and booze-soaked tropical fruit…albeit subtle and adjunct. Lightly piercing alcohol and peppery spice moving in to a slightly dank and weedy finish with assertive bitterness and warmth for days.
Mouthfeel: Warming, mineraly and rather light on which is remarkable considering its AbV (8% – very well concealed too we might add!). Co2 is spot on.
Overall: As we touched on earlier we reckon Monkish NEIPA’s outdo the likes of Treehouse and Trillium every day of the week. This one is no exception. Magnificent offering.