Jump in the water and stay drunk all the time. If it’s good enough for canned heat, it’s good enough for this, the best brew I’ve tasted in months, and one that will melt your brain at how a single hop IPA can hit so many flavours and still have a wonderful bitterness to back it all up.
The Good: Did somebody say tropical fruit? Good lord the aroma coming off this clean pouring IPA is without peer! It’s truly like smelling the hop pellets while standing at the bar. Ultra refreshing, strong bitter hit with a nice light malty back bone, with just a hint of biscuity flavour to really let those hops pop. Weighing in at a hefty 7.0% and served in a half litre can, this is one to enjoy, not to session, but it’s so good, I think we’ll still give it a crack.
Fresh, bright, hop forward as you expect in a great IPA, but not lacking at all in malty goodness either. A spectacular brew for all the hop heads out there, just a damn good beer.
Oh and obviously as the name suggests, this beer is packed so full of mosaic hops it could sink an ex PM’s tilt at the top job through sheer weight alone.
The Bad: If you don’t like this drop you can go jump mate, there’s nothing negative about this bad boy. Anyone who doesn’t like this should go give cider a try, beer is just not for you.
Enjoyment: As you might have already picked through my subtle and balanced review, Paddy and I quite enjoyed this hoppy number. I don’t even have to imagine it, I’m sitting on the deck, drinking this IPA ice cold outside in the sunshine, with the birds chirping and a little rolling stones for good measure. This brew makes you sit bolt upright, and chills you right out at the exact same time. This beer is so good, I already want to start looking up clone recipes now before I’ve finished writing. No question we will be breaking out the robobrew any day now for this one, to try get a keg of something even a shadow of this tapped in the beer fridge would make us very very happy at Suburban Brewing indeed.
I cannot stress this enough, if two birds taco is Paddy’s all time favorite beer (And we all know it is), I’m betting my bottom dollar this is next cab off the rank. I’m so impressed, I have to say this is top of my list for now. I don’t care about the price, this is getting into the beer fridge irrespective.
A final thought, as this is a reasonably high ABV, I like to drink it out of a wide mouthed goblet style glass. The reasoning is that with higher ABV beers, the wider mouth opens up the aroma and lets you really enjoy it. I must say this brew would smell fantastic if you served it out of a 1980’s Vegemite glass, but gee it really does blow your mind in these wide open chimay goblets.
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