Monkish Brewing ‘Western & Del Amo’ Double IPA


51198169_1028506944000117_2707728197226594304_n“Triple dry hopped double IPA with Galaxy and Motueka hops.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Turbid mustard yellow looking body with a short head that doesn’t hang around. Looks like fresh squeezed apple juice.

Aroma: The juice level here is off the chain! Lashings of mango, pineapple and melon with plenty of support from the peach, apricot, papaya, orange, pear, grapefruit and mixed citrus. Even further complimented by wafts of pine grassy hops and herbal spice. Even has a touch of forest floor to it. Mind-blowing smells!

Flavour: Heady impressions of mango, melon, pineapple and papaya to the fore…fuelled by a rather assertive booze burn. This opens up on to a bit of peppery spice and grapefruit acidity which sets up for a slightly harsh finish with intense resinous hop bitterness and citrus rind on the back palate.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth initially but it develops a feisty bitterness in the tail. Dry chalky texture with medium body and mild-moderate co2.

Overall: These guys sure know how to brew a NEIPA! In all honesty we’ve had better from Monkish (namely Insert Hip Hop Reference and Broadcasting Live) but this one still deserves its good rating on untappd.