Appearance: Kind of light pastel orange with reasonable haze. A thumb of loosely packed foam is perched on top which weaves a healthy lace down the glass.
Aroma: Probably one of the most potent aromas going around. We were getting strong wafts as the glass sat idle on the table. Under the nose it’s x100! Massive waves of juicy tropical fruits, melon, stonefruits and citrus. Some herbal spice, dank pine resin and a doughy/white bready malt structure at the base. Not bad. Not bad at all!
Flavour: Tastes fresh AF! Packaged on 2/1/20 and it shows! Big juicy notes of tropical fruit i.e guava, pineapple, rockmelon, papaya, green mango, lychee and peach. Plenty of dank too…sappy resin, herbal spice, pine with a flutter of doughy malt peeking through but it’s the hop show and it finishes just like that.
Mouthfeel: Nice density to it. Kind of creamy with a mild dryness. Medium body and Co2. 7.2% ABV pretty well concealed.
Overall: Like 95% of Australian hazy’s… it’s not bad but it just doesn’t have the depth and consistency we’re after. Don’t get us wrong it ain’t bad but when the first NEIPA’s you try are from Monkish and Treehouse it sets the bar pretty high. Maybe too bloody high!