|Brewery:||Maui Brewing Company|
Best Quote During Tasting
I don't think this is a euphemism......I know it is.
|Aroma - The juiciness in this one is evident from the moment you pop the can. Big citrus character with peach and pineapple being the most prominent. It's definitely got some of the typical grapefruit as well but those tropical notes take charge. It's actually hard to pick up on the malts from the nose because of the dry hopping leaving little room for much else.|
|Appearance - When this golden beer reaches your glass, you can't quite see through it because it's slightly hazy. A webbing of bright white foam sticks to the sides of your glass after each sip from the dense white head.|
|Flavor - Whoo! These hops aren't messing around. It's got both big bitterness and big flavor from the hops and here, the malts are definitely present as biscuity white bread. Those hops are the big deal for this one, though as they are juicy and bright with pineapple, peach and now mango. The balance is on the bitter side but it's not so lopsided where it distracts from the drinking eperience of the beer. The finish has a nice bitter bite to it and is semi-dry.|
|Mouthfeel - The carbonation is medium+ and body is medium. It doesn't coat your tongue but the bubbles do a great job of scrubbing that big bitterness off of your tongue after each sip.|
|Overall Impression - We've previously reviewed Maui Brewing's Coconut Porter and it was hard to find any coconut. This beer is in stark contrast in terms of what is on the center stage. The hops are huge and yet they don't overwhelm. I wouldn't give this one to a novice IPA drinker as a starter but I think there are some hopheads out there that would be really impressed with how this one drinks.|