“Hazy,Juicy NEIPA. Nothing, but malt, water, yeast and hops!!”
Appearance: Hazy sandy golden pour with a thumb of loosely packed foam atop. The head gradually peels off and forms a halo with patchy lace as we go.
Aroma: It’s certainly not short of the brekky juicy character but what we’re loving the most is the dry and kinda spicy oats which give it this almost chalky quality. Delicate hints of frosty fruits, mixed berries, unripened pineapple, rockmelon and guava. The fruit salad is really emphasised as it settles. Liking the subtle touch of vanilla and or lactose too. Really solid nose.
Flavour: Good transition. It opens with a nice dose of brekky juice with that oaty/chalky dryness on the flank. Slightly dank resin and pine, herbals, fleshy stone fruit, mixed citrus, vanilla and frosty fruits also getting a good look in. Really dries out late in the piece and finishes chalky and spicy with good length.
Mouthfeel: Dry, chalky, a little creamy. Mild-moderate body. Finely carbonated. 6% ABV is nicely positioned.
Overall: A pretty damn fine NEIPA for this relatively new brewery. Somewhat of a local for one of us hopheads! Solid way to kick off proceedings… we’ll be very keen to try the rest of the range.