An IPA that bridges the gap between an easy going Session Ale and a good hoppy IPA. This is a beer for enthusiasts to get behind.
The Good: This beer is technically an IPA with an abundance of hops (definite traces of Mosaic are evident through both taste and smell) that you usually associate with a good IPA. However with that being said it is quite notably a very smooth flavour and beer, probably the reason that it acquired the title of "Session IPA". It is most certainly an interesting beer as the flavours are strong yet become subdued as you let it wash across your palette.
The Bad: The initial tasting of this did have a very sharp bitter taste, which to the uninitiated can be very overwhelming. To the untrained tongue, attempting to taste the "tropical fruits", as it says on the can, can be difficult.
Enjoyment: This is the sort of beer that is perfectly matched to your traditional American BBQ: Smoked Meats, Carb Rich meals and Pulled/Shredded Meats. Drinking this on the first day of spring on an empty stomach evoked strong memories of eating at Fancy Hanks and Le Bon Ton in Melbourne. That being said this is a genuinely great beer, however may be more appropriate for people who enjoy a bitter stronger flavour in their beers over those that don't.