“Perfectly balanced body and sweetness with a bright aroma and flavors of ruby red grapefruit, sparkling pear wine, passionfruit, and nondescript gummy worm.”
Appearance: Turbid pastel yellow with a soft orange hue. It manages a short finely beaded white head which works a gorgeous cascading lace down the glass.
Aroma: A little shy at first which is very surprising. The first few scents that cautiously creep out are ripe stonefruits i.e rockmelon, paw paw, mango and canned peach. Picking up pretty forward notes of apricot, kumquat and overripe pineapple too. The brekky juice characters start to open up as it settles with mild herbals like basil, peppery rocket and lemongrass right down deep. Not really detecting much in the way of malt.
Flavour: Oh hello! This is obviously where all the intensity was at! The slightly stewy and fleshy stonefruits are scaled back and heady notes of ruby grapefruit, peppery mango, frosty fruits, peach and nectar-filled passionfruit take the lead. Kinda dank and weedy herbals, earthy apricot and pithy citrus rind then lay down for a flavour-packed finish of peppery spice, grapefruit acidity, mixed citrus and peach… emphasised further by the natural esters from the Vermont ale yeast.
Mouthfeel: Super creamy, a little sticky and gelatinous. Medium body, fine Co2. 6.6% ABV is very well buried.
Overall: From what started a little so-so has finished in classic Fieldwork fashion; brilliance. It has practically everything we want in a NEIPA. Fieldwork doing it with style!