Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Rusted amber hue with a large three finger head perched on top. It slowly deconstructs and settles to a film with wet, spotty lace as it subsides.
Aroma: One word – superb! A big sweet caramel malt structure is enhanced by a sharp, piney and citrus hop profile. Really well balanced. Maybe a bit of resinous/dank character which gives rise to a bit of warming booze. Undertones of orange peel, grapefruit and unripened pineapple. Heaven!
Flavour: Maybe not as convincing as the aroma but it’s still jam packed full of sweet caramels and toffee with those piney hop notes cutting in. The booze (7.2%) is a bit more pronounced as well. Working up to a toasty, bitter and warming finish with excellent length.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety but also quite spiky and piquant. Mild-moderate co2, medium body.
Overall: Decent. We can’t put it on par with Former Tenant but it’s still a brilliant red IPA. Their best beer without a doubt.