Toppling Goliath ‘Scorpius Morchella’ Double IPA


70102102_1173524992831644_7190176377679642624_n“Brewed each spring to celebrate our brewery’s annual day off to go morel mushroom hunting, this excitingly hazy double IPA is a tribute to our love of great hops and morels. Created with a combination of Pacific Northwest and Southern Hemisphere hops, Scorpius Morchella is meant to be shared with friends on a warm spring afternoon.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Extremely turbid mustard yellow complexion. It forms a fluffy two finger head which holds together well. Kind of a wavy lace pattern as it ebbs.

Aroma: One word…amazing! It’s bursting out with fruity hop character – we can’t find the hop profile but it’s a mix of Pacific Northwest (Citra and Ekuanot is our guess) and Southern hemisphere (Galaxy & Nelson Sauvin..again another guess). The list of scents in support is mind blowing: frosty fruits, Thai basil/aniseed, concentrated breakfast juice, ripe yellow grapefruit, gooseberry, pine needle and apricot/peach. Next level.

Flavour: So damn smooth it’s criminal! Fruit juice bomb on entry picking up some spicy accents, dank herbals, frosty fruits and pithy citrus (grapefruit, lemon, rind) as it approaches the mid. More cocktail fruits late in the piece (mango, pineapple, peach) and finishes with a little peppery spice and some warmth in the tail.

Mouthfeel: Unbelievably smooth and creamy. It feels really light and airy while still maintaining a decent body.

Overall: These guys are freakin masters. Nevermind the New England brewers the boys from the Midwest are taking over! This has to be one of the best NEIPA’s we’ve had to date. Brilliant.