“A clear and clean IPA featuring Simcoe and Sabro hops. The tropical aromas of lime, coconut, pineapple, and lemongrass are balanced with a slight cedar bitterness and clean malt flavors.“
Appearance: Clear pale golden complexion with good Co2 activity. It all surges upwards and helps maintain the big and frothy three finger head. Excellent lace work on the glass.
Aroma: Mostly old-school WC IPA vibes wafting out. A hint of the Sabro comes through in the form of toasted coconut and lime zest but it’s the rampaging citrus, pine and slightly dank herbals from one of our all time favourite Yakima hops – Simcoe – which takes centre stage. Subtle woody spice, tropical fruit and semi sweet honey fill it out.
Flavour: Somewhat follows the nose with its focus on old-school WC IPA but the aggression and bitterness is notably dialled back. Tasting all the usual pithy-ness, acidic citrus, pine, cedar/wood shavings and slightly weedy herbals just without the palate-wrecking bitterness that typically accompanies it all. A gentle honey sweetness in the background and a dry, bitter finish to round it out.
Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth and rounded with an assertive bitterness forming late. Medium body, mild-moderate Co2. The 7% ABV is bang on.
Overall: Nothing overly memorable but a decent and well executed No Coast IPA all the same. Not bad.