We’re all getting sick of 2020, so thank goodness All Inn Brewing have brought us a bangin’ West Coast IPA to take us back to 2013, when Frozen stole our hearts and Man of Steel disappointed us bitterly.
All Inn call this beer a “descent into dankness”, and they’re not wrong. It begins on the nose as mostly floral notes - with support from grapefruit, pineapple and gin botanicals - that capture the feel of the pink California sunset on the label. But from the first sip there’s a definite movement into dank territory - a slow spread of resin across the tongue carries a piney bitterness to corners of the mouth where you haven’t experienced bitterness before. There’s still a little fruit, but you’re not thinking about it any more. You’re too busy wondering if you should give Man of Steel another go. Don’t do it. Just watch Frozen again.
Published July 9, 2020 2020-07-09 00:00:00