UntouchableAugust 21, 2014
TYPE OF BEER: India Pale Ale
APPEARANCE: Clear and burnt orange, almost amber with a rocky just off-white head that wonderfully laced the glass as it emptied.
AROMA: From the moment the bottle opened a cornucopia of fruits burst forth, including pineapple, passion fruit and nectarine. There was little else that could peek through from all those tropical aromas.
MOUTHFEEL: It’s not as chewy as I would have imagined. It’s actually a little thin for the style, but with a rounded medium carbonation goes down smoothly.
TASTE: Here’s where the caramel malt and a little bit of biscuit come through, but it’s still very much a fruit salad.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is a “limited edition” according to the brewery and that’s too bad. I’ve had a lot of IPAs lately that have been one note. A solid note, mind you, but just one. This IPA, with its nuances and hop intricacies is one that I’d likely like to revisit from time to time.