“Originally our GABS beer for 2018, it’s back again due to overwhelming demand! More of everything, smooth and deceptively drinkable. All our favourite big hitting tropical fruit hops, plus a mango addition for good measure. 9% ABV.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Turbid yellow/orange complexion with two fingers of well retained foam sitting atop. Healthy lace clings to the glass as we imbibe.
Aroma: Good and proper tropical fruit juice bomb. Everything from mango, pineapple, melon, peach, guava, lychee, apple and orange. It’s the whole fruit basket. Milder notes of apricot, pine, curry leaf and the most important of all…the Frosty Fruits! Brilliant aroma.
Flavour: Although the mango plays a big role there is a real focus on this tangy and zesty orange character upfront. Lovely suggestions of pine and herbal spice getting amongst it as well. Plenty of stonefruit and citrus developing late and setting up for an ultra dry and pithy finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and somewhat chewy. Even a tad chalky at times. Medium-full body. That 9% AbV is pretty well behaved for the most part.
Overall: If you thought the Bubble & Squeak was good then get on to this bad boy. Most probably one of the best Aussie NEIPA’s you’ll get your hands on. Superb.