“Its bitterness flies under the radar as hops create hits of lemon and orange aromas. Double Dry Hop Light Speed is a medium-bodied pale ale that is out of this world. “
Appearance: Would be clear golden complexion if not for the fine suspended sediment. It conjures up a massive four finger head which takes ages to recede. Excellent lace as we imbibe.
Aroma: Interesting. Very raw and husky initially but once she settles in we see classic WC IPA qualities kick in; orange, grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, peach, pineapple, grassy hops and cedar. A slight honey malt sweetness provides a nice backdrop. Some florals also in here. Pretty basic stuff but it’s good all the same.
Flavour: A little weak and watery to be brutally honest. Citrus-forward – lemon, grapefruit and orange mainly. Soft tropical fruits and grassy hops tucked in behind. Delicate honey malt sweetness midway moving in to slight cedar/woody notes then in to a grainy, straw-like finish which hangs on.
Mouthfeel: Kinda flat and uninspiring. A little thin. Some dryness with mild-moderate body. 6.2% ABV is pretty well kept.
Overall: Must admit we’re not that impressed and with expectations aside it still wouldn’t cut the mustard. The aroma is great but the flavour and texture really lets it down. Very meh.