Range Brewing ‘Ekuanot & El Dorado’ IPA


69647777_1167222093461934_3512695730961645568_n“We’ve made a few process changes to this latest West Coast IPA, giving a hint more bitterness on the front end, but balancing right the way through the palate. A deep orange, with a natural unfiltered hop haze, this beer is the perfect WC IPA colour. Filled with plenty of stonefruit, orange and mandarin – this bad boy is sure to please those who like their IPAs with a traditional full palate bitterness. Let us know what you think!”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Ultra deep orange with an apricot hue. It forms a healthy two finger head which persists and weaves a wavy lace down the glass.

Aroma: Not as vigorous as we’d anticipated but it still provides lovely wafts of paw paw, mango, overripe rockmelon and pineapple. We’re picking up some unique scents including canned peaches, rock candy, caramelised pear and a certain type of sensual oil which we just can’t quite put our finger on. Very interesting aroma.

Flavour: Mostly dominated by soft fleshy stone fruits and melon along with stewed paw paw, peach and apricot. Subtle hints of citrus here and there as well as a pinch of herbal spice and rind. This subtle citrus bitterness kicks on and leads in to a mildly bitter finish with orange citrus, peppery spice and stonefruit drawing out.

Mouthfeel: Fairly prickly. Can’t find an IBU but the bitterness is evident. CO2 is spot on as is the medium body. Very crushable for 6% ABV.

Overall: That’s a damn fine WC IPA. Pretty hazy for the style but then again we still are right in the middle of the haze craze. Another impressive drop from this largely unknown brewery.