“Moderately hazy golden amber in appearance, Permutation 50 offers a tropical aroma of diced pineapple, honeydew melon rind, tangerine, and mango. The palate bursts with notes of sweet clementine, pulpy grapefruit, kiwi, and lemon pith. Displays a full, creamy mouthfeel with an balancing bite of pine and black tea spice.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: It pours a hazy deep orange hue with a pancake head which swells to a cm. Retention is good and lacing much the same.
Aroma: Smells of juicy tropical cocktail fruits i.e mango, paw paw, ripe pineapple and orange citrus with hints of ruby grapefruit and blood orange in support. There’s a lovely sweet malt structure at the base, somewhat buttery and honeyed and offering up a great balance. Fine aroma.
Flavour: Wow a sturdy sweetness meets the taste buds initially. Secondly we must commend them on the masking of the 9% AbV – it’s practically undetectable! Tonnes of those juicy summer stonefruits like mango, paw paw and melon with a flutter of blood orange, ruby grapefruit and tangerine. Again that malt base presents a buttery, sweet and honeyed profile and adds to the smooth well rounded finish.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth, silky and a little creamy. Body, co2 and IBU are all balanced like a beer on a barrel. Perfect!
Overall: One of the most smashy double IPA’s we’ve ever had. The remarkable balance, the concealed AbV and full flavour just adds to the faultless character of the beer. It appears this ‘Permutation Series’ is where it’s at!