“Inspired by a trip to the West Coast, this brew was designed to capture the wild spirit of adventure and brewed to be enjoyed with friends. It’s a rich IPA for those with wanderlust in their heart and fire in their eyes. Join our Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, and Nelson Hops on a journey to the bottom of your glass.”
Appearance: Hazy light pastel orange with golden highlights. Sturdy two finger crown which holds together well. Seeing thick blotchy lace sticking to the glass as it ebbs.
Aroma: Definitely picking up the hop oils and citrus-laden Citra hops. Stonefruits i.e peach, melon, paw paw and mango. Passion fruit, lychee and pineapple also coming along for the ride. Some herbs and slightly dank pine/resins, diesel and vines with a mostly semi sweet and kinda husky malt profile.
Flavour: A bit of a mix of stonefruit and mildly pithy citrus upfront. The sharper pine and herbaceous notes doing their best to cut through. Somewhat grainy and husky malt profile taking a bit of a spell on the sideline while the finish is fruity sweet but also herbal and resinous.
Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth and rounded with a hint of bitterness in the swallow. Medium body, 7.2% ABV shows its hand at times.
Overall: It goes to show how much better Aussie breweries are getting when TG hazy’s no longer excite us. This ain’t bad but it’s nothing special at the same time.