With the colder months making way for some warmth and sunshine, Mismatch have unleashed the hops in creating a 6.8 percent ABV New England IPA. The tasting notes provided announce this beer as their first true to style NEIPA, one in which they've experimented with Sabro Cryo Pop hops and the London Ale 3 yeast. Joining the Sabro are Mosaic and Idaho 7, upon a Maris Otter base, plus malted and rolled oats and a touch of honey malt. Some pastel colours grace the cans and decal label to complete the picture.
As for what's inside, there's a consistent golden yellow haze that's upper level hazy without venturing into seriously murky territory. There's a definite juiciness from the get go, exuding strong pineapple aromas with a little touch of papaya. You'll find a soft mouthfeel consistent with the New England IPA tag, while the tropical fruits once again reign supreme flavour wise with pineapple juice dominating, along with some papaya, a hint of passionfruit and a touch of creamy coconut right at the end. The biscuit malt touches base to support the tirade of hops and a lick of bitterness that's barely noticeable.
Published September 28, 2021 2021-09-28 00:00:00