“Number 5 is designed for these crazy times which we find ourselves inside more than usual. This 8% double dry hopped Hazy Double IPA features Strata, Azacca and Azacca Cryo. Layered with mango, passionfruit, melon grapefruit.”
Appearance: Light straw golden complexion with a fluffy two finger head. Good retention and healthy lace work on the glass.
Aroma: It’s got really good uplift initially. Picking up a tonne of what we thought was Citra but the hop combination of Strata and Azacca is more than making up for it. Super dank and citrusy, herbal, lots of mixed tropical fruit i.e passion fruit, ripe mango, rockmelon, candied lemon and guava. It has some serious resin going on as well. Light malt body. Cracker of an aroma.
Flavour: It opens with another huge burst of fresh hops bringing heady citrus, dank weedy herbals, pine resin and a smorgasbord of fruit including passion fruit, mango, guava, grapefruit, unripened pineapple and rind. The middle shows a bit more grapefruit acidity which carries in to the dry, slightly warming and herbal finish. Nice duration on it.
Mouthfeel: Sharp, crisp and with a little warmth from the 8% ABV. Mild-medium body, Co2 is spot on. Medium bitterness.
Overall: That’s certainly a nice bounce back from their last release (some kind of messy summer IPA from memory). This one has backbone and bucket loads of fresh hop character. We dig it.