“DDH IPA Hopped exclusively with 100% CRYO Hops. Double Dry Hopped heavily with Citra, Simcoe & Chinook Cryo.. Like shoving your face into a fresh bag of hops. Massive tropical fruit & Juice upfront, little to no bitterness & a soft palate that just falls away making way for that next sip.”
Appearance: Super hazy pastel orange with two fingers of sturdy head nestled atop. Good retention and lacing as it subsides.
Aroma: Man this smells fresh as a daisy. It literally is like sticking our shnozz in to a bag of fresh hop pellets. Citra is the most vigorous and brings those gorgeous hop oils, grapefruit and pithy orange peel. Quite a strong nectar scent too… passion fruit, peach and ripe mango in spades. Hints of herbal spice, florals, paw paw and lychee. Superb aroma.
Flavour: Certainly follows the nose…bright orange citrus, orange blossom, green mango then grapefruit and rind developing through the mid. Kind of a dry oaty malt bill in the background. It continues with the orange citrus dominance and finishes with a hint of herbal spice and hop oils.
Mouthfeel: Chalky. Nice density yet still so fluffy and aerated. 6.2% ABV is well positioned.
Overall: As we always find with Mr Banks Hazy’s they’re just one trick short of being master strokes. Appearance, aroma and texture is all there, the flavour profile setting it back just a little. Still, a bloody good crack.