Hargreaves Hill ‘Pursuit Of Hoppiness #7’ Cryo Oat Cream IPA


“POH Number 7 is an 8% Oat Cream IPA featuring 17% rolled oats and 5% torrified wheat. After a slow sparge , milk sugars are added to the boil. This results in a creamy mouthfeel, as a basis for substantial dry-hopping. Hops include; Cryo Amarillo, Cryo Idaho 7 and some Mosaic.”

Glassware: IPA

Appearance: Pastel yellow with a faint orange tint. It forms a sturdy two finger head and weaves a fine lace down the glass.

Aroma: Gorgeous creamy citrus overtones, pineapple, peach, white grapes, candied orange, pine resin and florals come through the strongest. We’re also picking up hints of creamy oats, vanilla/lactose, wheat grains and straw. Really nice…it has West Coast traits with the sweet creamy-ness of a NEIPA. Best of both worlds!

Flavour: Follows on from the nose. Laden with orange citrus, florals, mixed stonefruit, pineapple and pine resin. Mostly stonefruits/tropical through the mid…a hint of pithy citrus hanging back. The mildly creamy oats and wheat grains develop late and lead to a dry and citrusy finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and fluffy then turns a little bitter in the swallow. Mild-medium body. Finely carbonated. The 8% ABV shows up a little but is fairly well behaved.

Overall: Even though it doesn’t have a lot of your typical oat cream characters we still dig it. It’s quite a unique IPA and the cryo factor adds a lovely oily-ness. Decent.