“Alone In Space is a Hazy Oatmeal IPA and showcases four different tropical hops. It’s featured hop, Sabro, shines with a robust bouquet of tangerine, coconut, tropical and stone fruit, and hints of cedar. To support its hoppy character, a simple grain bill consisting mainly of oats is used to add a creamy body and limit malt influence.”
Appearance: Hazy golden orange with a thumb of finely beaded foam. Good retention and wavy lace strewn down the glass.
Aroma: It has West Coast roots mixed in with Northeast creaminess. Nicely defined citrus overtones, pithy rind and pine needle with the classic fleshy stonefruit and creamy oats synonymous with NEIPAs. Getting some light florals and candied fruits developing as well. The malt bill is creamy and full of flaked oats and cereal grains…as kinda expected.
Flavour: Mostly citrus and stonefruit with subtle touches of pine/resin, herbs and light florals. A little chalky and powdery, apparent oatmeal base filling it out. Orange citrus and peach coming forth late in the piece and delivering a fruity and piney/resinous finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. A little chalky. Light and fluffy Co2, Medium body. 6.9% ABV is reasonably well hidden.
Overall: We tried this purely off the brilliance of their “4 Seasons” BA Barleywine. Although this is decent it’s hardly memorable. There are multiple Aussie breweries putting out better oat-infused IPA’s than this.