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.
- West Coast IPA