A week on from one series looking for an escape from 2021, Wolf of the Willows have looked back to 2020 with the return of their Vision Series. You can read about the first of those beers here and here but the key point to know is that both feature heavy hopping rates and some rather whimsical artwork. Inner Vision II is a DDH Hazy IPA that’s been hopped with Azacca, Citra, and Galaxy to create a tropical juice bomb while heavy additions of rolled outs and wheat send forth a creamy and thick mouthfeel. From those hops, there’s a mix of fruit salad that’s a little heavy on the melon, pawpaw and passionfruit along with a distinct bubblegum note and pithy grapefruit. Add in quite a substantial bite from the beer's bitterness and you’ll soon understand how there might be something tough lurking within this Wolf.
Double Vision II dials up the booze to become a DDH DIPA but narrows down to one hop (well, hop product anyway). The beer makes use of Yakima Chief Hops’ Cryo Pop; an advanced hop product that’s effectively an aromatically supercharge hop blend and here provides an even wider mix of flavours when compared with Inner Vision. At first, the flavours that hit include a mix of candied tropical fruit like mango and pineapple but those are soon joined by fresh (very fresh in fact) guava, strawberry, peach and lychee and far more flavours that are enough to get you lost for some time to come.
Published October 8, 2021 2021-10-08 00:00:00