With Azacca hops headlining, and Citra and Ekuanot playing a supporting role, this beer is full of flavour, but doesn’t demand to be centre of the occasion. As far as IPAs go, this one’s at the easier end of the scale; or alternatively, you could think of it as a pale ale jacked up to 11.
Florals and citrus aromas give you expectations of a delicate little number, and they’re joined with sweet fruits when you first put it to your lips. But it fades into flavours more reminiscent of noble hops, with an earthiness and savoury spice you never would have predicted when you first lifted it to your nose. The Pilsner malt base sets a lean and clean foundation, letting the flavours stand tall up front, but then shrink away at the end of each sip.
Published September 19, 2019 2019-09-19 00:00:00