“Home & Away, a series of rebrews bringing some of our funnest overseas collaborations back to the Garage. For this release we bring you Easy As, originally brewed with our good friends Modern Times at their Dankness Dojo in downtown LA. Brewed using a hop free boil, cryo hops in the whirlpool and massive double dry hop of Mosaic, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. Bringing home the goodness.”
Appearance: Proper turbid mustard-like complexion. It forms a thumb of off white head which slowly retracts and weaves a fine lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: NEIPA town! It erupts with massive juicy-ness and kept in check with that hallmark dry bready malt and subtle peppery spice. This one is displaying big passion fruit overtones as well as mango, apricot, peach, paw paw, green grapes and nashi pear. Some citrus fused through, a bit dank and resinous, vines and frosty fruits also getting a look in. Supoib!
Flavour: It’s like a juice bomb has been set off in the mouth. We get stonefruit, tropical fruits and citrus hitting us from every angle. Then there’s a lovely touch of peppery/herbal spice, some pine resin and a splash of white grape or gooseberry (classic Nelson Sauvin character). Frosty fruits, crusty white bread and oats shift in to a dry and fruity finish with good legs.
Mouthfeel: Light, creamy and aerated texture. Nice fluffy Co2. Mild-medium body with the 6% ABV completely hidden.
Overall: Could we expect anything less than perfection from arguably the best Antipodean NEIPA brewers and one of the best in the trade from the States? There’s no surprise either that they’ve smashed this out of the park. Top shelf stuff.