For 2018 GABS, Sauce Brewing took their beloved Bubble & Squeak NEIPA, dialled it up, threw in mangoes, and called it Trubble & Squeak Mango NEIIPA. Now it’s 2021. GABS has returned after you-know-what cancelled it in 2020 and Sauce has gotten silly and made Triple & Squeak Triple Mango Milkshake IPA. It has more hops - the tropical flood is there from beginning to end - but of course, those hops are almost secondary since it also had more mango, prodding itself into your nostrils and every corner of your mouth. That’s boosted by more booze, which warms your mouth and cheeks and throat and chest and on top of all this, there’s lactose and vanilla bringing a creamy sweetness and thickness in the mouth.
And you can’t help but wonder where this beer is going to go in 2022.
Meanwhile, Sauce didn’t even wait for GABS to hit before bringing out Curaçao Dreams, the Blue Curaçao Milkshake IPA. They teamed up with Marionette Liqueurs to pump a milkshake IPA full of the Mildura citrus that goes into Marionette’s Blue Curaçao - navel orange and mandarin. The aroma hits you like someone has spritzed a slice of orange peel right in your face, and that same zestiness dominates in the mouth as you sip it down, riding on sweet vanilla and a touch of coconut.
But as well as this beer captures the essence of the liqueur, and balances that aromatic citrus peel with sweet creaminess… there’s something else that makes this beer particularly attention-grabbing.
It is, of course, the colour, which is stunning to the eye and staining to the tongue.
Guess what colour it is. Guess. Go on. Guess.
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Okay now you can go.
Published May 27, 2021 2021-05-27 00:00:00