Can we just geek out on this kickass label for a sec? Even with the rich tapestry of can art that you see in the fridges of bottle shops, this one stands out. Neon pink and neon green draw the eye, and the picture itself certainly holds your attention. It’s like Terminator, Blade Runner, Tron and Mad Max all got together and had a very maladjusted baby. Ross (co-owner and artist) freakin' nailed it.
The beer ain’t half bad, either. As soon as I tasted this, the descriptors that came into my mind were that familiar flavour duo, citrus and pine. But the citrussy-piney character here is both familiar and new: familiar in that it tips its hat to the American pale ales of the 2010s, but new in that it showcases the vibrancy of Eclipse hops, which bring a different quality of citrus and pine to the classic US hops.
When it comes to XPAs, this one’s at the more flavourful end of the spectrum. And if a skeletal android with a radioactive pink mohawk doesn’t communicate this, well, I don’t know what will.