Full bodied and great hoppy flavours, this is one IPA that ticks all the boxes at a nicely sessionable 4.7%
The Good: Got those great american craft beer vibes going courtesy of those new world hops. There's so much going on in this beer, and it's fresh and bright, with a lingering bitterness that doesn't knock you over, but isn't shy either. Of course I'll rave on about the ABV being low enough to have a few without being destroyed, and that really is the point of this brew. I almost get a little sweetness out of this, but in a really good way, maybe there's some carapils or something like that in the grain bill? Not sure.
The Bad: Not much really. Price is a bit restrictive, and I'm always a little weary of beers being shipped over here, but this tastes great so no real issue. If you've never tried an IPA before, maybe it's a little hoppy for some of the newbies, but then again that's not necessarily a bad thing. On the flip side, if you want face melting bitterness, this might not stand up to your standards, it's bitter but not to a high high degree.
Enjoyment: I must say I really liked this one. It's full of flavour, still has that trusty malt backbone I enjoy, and both the bittering and aroma hops hit the mark for me. Could just as soon knock these back at a dinner party as a BBQ in the sun, and I did manage to sit back in my old rocking chair and play some vinyl while sipping a few of these over the weekend. Bliss.
Highly recommend you give this a go if you want the satisfaction of a great IPA without the heavier alcohol content.
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