“Double dry hopped imperial IPA w / citra, el dorado + mosaic.”
Appearance: Super hazy pastel yellow with very faint shades of orange. It produced a rocky three finger head that slowly disassembles. Excellent lacing left on the glass.
Aroma: Picking up strong wafts of hop oil and resin, grapefruit/rind, fleshy stonefruits, frosty fruits, dried apricot and dank herbals. It’s got a bit of a tropical fruit character to it…mostly passionfruit nectar, unripened pineapple and candied orange/tangerine. Subtle peppery spice, a hint of floral orange blossom and a distinctly dry and bready malt structure. Decent.
Flavour: Incredibly smooth and fruity but with an emphasis still on this oily, resinous and sappy quality. Pretty dank as well… herbaceous and weedy. Getting sweet passionfruit-like nectar, a hint of peach and apricot before the citrus pushes through the mid. It goes full circle back to the dank, resinous and oily hops to finish then hangs on for days.
Mouthfeel: Unbelievably smooth and creamy. Medium body and fine carbonation. The 8.5% ABV is that well hidden you’d be fooled into thinking it’s sub 7%.
Overall: Stoked to see this brewery’s beers on our shores. We’ve rated these guys ever since a mate in the US sent us a few over years ago. This one was pretty damn good too…super oily, resinous and ultra smooth. Respectable.