Reckless are big on making approachable beers. It’s their thing.
“Whatever we produce has to be easy to drink, no matter how complex,” co-owner Jarrod says. “There is a way to give people these flavours from the outset without being in your face.”
So… what does that look like in their eight percent ABV Double IPA?
It looks like a thick aroma of sweet resin luring you in.
It looks like potent hop flavours of savoury dankness with citrus oils in the background, but with a malt foundation that gives the impression of sweetness (even though the beer isn’t actually sweet).
It looks like a full and soft mouthfeel, with a gentle blanket of carbonation to keep everything in check.
It means while there’s a bitter earthy punch in the finish, it doesn’t hang around too long.
Imagine someone putting on a velvet lined glove, wrapped in felt, with a layer of foam cushioning on the inside and an outer cover of soft suede. Then imagine that person just punching the hell out of you. It’s nice.
Published March 24, 2023 2023-03-24 00:00:00