“Flying around the warehouse and landing gently on the floor is Sparrows, the latest addition to our DIPA range. Sparrows is bringing with it 8.2% ABV and a dry-hop bill that reads Citra, Citra BBC, Ekuanot and Topaz, making for a hop-forward drinking experience with lots of fruit character in the aftertaste. Perfect for an easy-going Sunday in the sun. We hope you’ll enjoy this beer as much as we do. Cheers, friends!”
Appearance: Super hazy pastel orange with two fingers of fluffy white head. Excellent retention and tonnes of lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Proper fruit basket although there’s one scent that does stand out…and that’s a rich scent of papaya/paw paw. Behind and around it are mango, peach, pineapple, mixed citrus, lychee, guava, fresh herbs, sappy pine resin and subtle spice. It has this distinct creaminess to it…wouldn’t say lactose it’s more like oats and coconut. Loving it.
Flavour: It holds on to the creamy and sweet buttery papaya/paw paw but Citra certainly comes in to the fold. Pithy citrus and pine cut through the fleshy sweetness of the stonefruits nicely. Some herbals and spicy resin getting amongst it as it finishes fruity, grassy and kinda dank. Good length too.
Mouthfeel: Creamy texture with dry bitterness in the swallow. Fluffy Co2 and medium body. The 8.2% ABV is nicely hidden.
Overall: Pretty impressive stuff. This isn’t our first crack at this Danish brewery but it is our first entry. It’s good but is it good enough to take the heat off guys like Mountain Culture and Garage Project? Nope!