|Brewery:||Pipeworks Brewing Company|
Best Quote During Tasting
It ain't easy bein' cheesy.
Did you just quote Chester Cheetah?
|Aroma - The hops. So much hops. Many hops? Much hops? Either way, there's a lot. Aside from the big fruitiness there's also some nice resin and even some bigger pine. It's got a lot of American hop character. The hops are pineapple, peach, mango and your typical grapefruit.|
|Appearance - It's slightly hazy (but it is unfiltered) and the color is a light gold. The head is intense as it's dense and bright white. The lacing it leaves behind quickly becomes a sticky webbing the longer it sits.|
|Flavor - Sooooo juicy. It's huge citrus with peach and grapefruit taking the lead. Nice dankness is right behind the fruit and the pine comes in small at the end. The bitterness is so, so big in this it's hard to get much of anything specific but if you fight through it, you can pick apart some good pieces like the fruits I mentioned. The malts are pie crust and white bread and as hard as they try to balance this out, they don't accomplish their goal and as far as the flavor goes, that's okay. It's not balanced per se but it is a great overall flavor. The finish is semi-dry.|
|Mouthfeel - This one feels awesome as you drink it. The body is medium+ and the carbonation is medium. It really helps the juiciness of the hops pop with the heavier feel on your tongue.|
|Overall Impression - Every time I have this beer, I'm glad to have it. I actually got a THREE pack of this one by default. Why three? It was given to my father who had one, decided it was too bitter, and gave me the rest. Yeah, it's crazy bitter so this isn't a starter IPA. I love this beer. I got into craft beer because of hops and now I like a little bit of everything. It's this kind of beer that makes me remember why I started in craft at IPAs and just how good they can be.|