Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a healthy three finger head perched on top. It holds together well and works a blotchy lace down the glass.
Aroma: A substantial hop profile here…smells fresh as a daisy! Punchy citrus, tangy orange and ruby grapefruit, pineapple, freshly squeezed red apple juice, mango, banana and Frosty Fruits (we’re finding this to be a recurring scent in almost every good NEIPA we’ve had recently). Subtle hints of vanilla cream/lactose and that hallmark oaty malt bill that works in brilliantly. Top notch.
Flavour: A metric tonne of tropical fruit juice to the fore. Citrus and some stonefruit kicking around too. Picking up a hint of herbal spice that was MIA in aroma (either that or the big juice bomb was hiding it). Definitely getting the creamy lactose coming through, they really blend in with the oats nicely. Quite a dry finish with more fruits and citrus bitterness on the rear.
Mouthfeel: Smooth creamy texture…that bitterness developing in the swallow. Medium body and perfect co2. Right on the money!
Overall: Well well what a cracking beer! Loved the progression of it, it seemed to just get better and better. We mentioned in our last Barebottle review that we were waiting for their one beer to blow us away. We think we found it!