“Double Oat Dream IPA 500ml.”
Appearance: Pretty turbid pastel orange with a finger of loosely packed foam atop. It slowly deconstructs and leaves a patchy lace as we imbibe.
Aroma: Wow this smells the real deal. Kinda dank and displaying a tonne of fleshy stonefruit sweetness and peppery spice. It also has that dry chalky aroma which we love in NEIPA’s. Fairly tangy and super juicy citrus notes, a very subtle smokiness, toasted coconut and sappy pine resins also getting amongst it. Big creamy and chewy malt profile. Hot damn! This is really shaping up.
Flavour: Not as well polished as the aroma but it’s still very respectable. Slight bitterness upfront making way for the overripe stonefruits, dank herbals and peppery spice. Hints of frosty fruits and brekky juice through the mid with a soft boozy warmth kicking up. Pine resins and pithy citrus/rind developing late and setting up the dry, acidic and warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Kinda creamy, dry and chalky. Rather muscly for a NEIPA we must admit. Finely carbed. The 7% ABV could have been hidden a bit better but we ain’t complaining.
Overall: Very impressive stuff from our somewhat local mob here. Good enough to mix it with the likes of Deeds, Banks, Hop Nation etc but still light years away from the top dog…MC. Solid drop though they should be chuffed with this.