Shapeshifter ‘Dream Team’ Hazy IPA

Rating:

“Team work makes the dream work! This hazy IPA is pale straw in colour with ultra smooth coconut pine-lime vibes. The aroma is heavy with stonefruit and vanilla notes An ode to our dynamic duo of brewers, Carla & Jez.”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Light straw golden pour with a decent haze. It forms a fat thumb of rocky white head which maintains its shape. Good lacing as it ebbs.

Aroma: Smells mostly fruity (shock horror we know!). Mixed citrus and tropicals i.e juicy mandarin, sweet orange, zesty rind, tangerine, unripened pineapple, green mango and a hint of pink grapefruit. Lots of nuanced hop characters like dried herbs, pine needles, coconut, mild resins and pepper which are nicely countered by the kinda creamy and grainy malts. It’s setting up nicely.

Flavour: Pretty much follows on from the nose with its distinct orange citrus sweetness (tangerine, orange, mandarin, rind). Just a subtle touch of the tropical and stonefruits. Same with the herbals, pine and resins which make way for dry and grainy oats, peppery spice and a lick of toasted coconut in the smooth and relatively dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, soft and effortless over the tongue. Finely carbed, mild-moderate body. The 6.5% ABV is neatly tucked away.

Overall: We’ve been trying to track down these guys’ beers for months now and we’re glad to say that we’ve been rewarded for our efforts. It’s a respectable hazy. Certainly a good way to kick off proceedings.