Mountain Culture ‘Hill People – Milk’ Oat Cream NEIPA


“For this indulgent New England Oat Cream IPA, DJ threw on his tattered corduroy overalls at the crack of dawn and trekked down the picturesque hills to the milking shed to work the teats of our fresh Sabro hops for every last drop of fresh citrus and coconutty goodness. The addition of lactose to the boil provides a velvety mouthfeel for that extra bit of Hill People luxury. A gift from our hills to you – you may never go back to regular milk again!”

Glassware: IPA

Appearance: Hazy pastel yellow/orange with a thumb of fluffy white foam atop. Retains well with good lace as we go.

Aroma: Real zesty little number. Lots of tangy citrus, lemon and lime, spice, pine resins and that subtle yet gorgeous touch of coconut/vanilla from those uber cool Sabro hops. Definitely has the juice factor (frosty fruits) and has a rather heady note of pepper too. Dry, bready and oaty malt structure to fill it all out. Diggin it.

Flavour: Picking up a lot more of the creamy oats and lactose on entry. It works as an excellent counter balance to the zesty citrus, peppery spice and pine resins. Some juicy stonefruit sweetness through the mid leading in to a slightly pithy finish which offers up stonefruit and yeast-driven alcohols.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, slightly chalky and coats the whole palate nicely. Medium body and Co2. 6.8% ABV shows up here and there.

Overall: MC have been brewing a lot of top shelf beer lately…this one, although good, doesn’t seem to have the finesse of others like Status Quo or the double red IPA. Ah well, can’t win em all hey?!