Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Super cloudy mustard-ish yellow gold with a thumb of reasonably well retained head perched over the top. A mix of spotty and streaky lace clings to the glass as we indulge.
Aroma: Sticking to its uber juicy roots as it erupts with pineapple juice, mango, lychee, papaya, blended citrus and a unique scent of coconut cream. Subtle malt profile – bready if anything but it fuses in to that breakfast juice character so well.
Flavour: An exact mirror image of the aroma. More of that Brekky juice medley with a mash up of pineapple, orange and mango. It could just be the proteins that are a by-product of brewing NEIPA’s but we always seem to taste a somewhat creamy vanilla and or lactose-esque flavour. Closing on a mild fruity finish that pulls up a bit short.
Mouth feel: Creamy AF. Somewhat mineraly as well. Kind of dry with a well concealed 6.5% ABV.
Overall: We’ve been fanatics of the IPA style for over a decade now so one would think the new variant would excite us. It doesn’t…..that much. Yes, OK its juicy and flavoursome but we can’t quite grasp why the style is so popular. This one though, is probably one of the better Aussie interpretations.