“An ultra smooth Golden Oatmeal IPA (India Pale Ale) bursting with grapefruit, pineapple, lime zest and apricot hop aromas, perfectly balanced by a malt backbone of sweet toasted malt and silky smooth oatmeal. Originally brewed for GABS 2015.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Just about translucent amber which is capped with a loosely packed two finger head. Steady reduction and patchy lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Brilliant! It has this heady butterscotch sweetness that tantalizes the olfactory’s. It’s backed up with tropical fruits like lychee, passion fruit and ripe pineapple alongside a somewhat sugary berry note – blackcurrants maybe. More caramel, stonefruit, grapefruit and doughy malt as it settles.
Flavour: Showing a bit more hop to malt balance. Tonnes of super sweet caramel and tropical fruits with a subtle zesty citrus joining the party mid way. It really starts to take on the stonefruits late as it finishes sweet and fruity with decent length in the tail.
Mouth feel: Really smooth and silky – certainly due to the oats. Well rounded bitterness (75 IBU) and an extremely well concealed 6.5% ABV. Medium body and co2.
Overall: Probably our favourite of the core range. So damn approachable for its size and weight. Quite well priced for a 750ml bottle too (about $11in most bottle shops). Delish!