22 oz bottle thanks to Deco again. Served up in a tulip.
A: Pours up a yellowish orange color. Chill haze on the glass and haze in the body as well. Very lazy carbonation activity going on in here. Pour got me over a finger of bright white head. Retention is better than average, and has some stick to it. Lacing is pretty nice, notching the glass all the way down.
S: First impression is earth and grapefruit. Dirty grapefruit if you will. Tropical, but dirty in the best possible way. Melon, like mango, a little grapefruit. Fruity. In that, there is some noticeable, crackery malt. Very nice.
T: Pineapple bomb right here. Lots of it and blantant. No hiding it, no denying it. The mango, grapefruit and melon in the nose is still there but more subdued. Malts are lightly sweet, balancing, and the earthy nature of the beer rides along in there.
M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation to it. Has some bite, stings the throat a bit. This beer is almost silky, but it dries out gradually and completely. ABV is light and barely noticeable. Aftertaste is some grapefruit and pineapple.
OA: Dig it. Didn't really know what to expect from this one. I remember the classic artwork from last year's release, and I have to say my only disappointment is that they changed it. This look is still fun but more importantly the beer is might tasty. Insanely drinkable, big flavor, but doesn't knock you out with overwhelming hop craziness. Still hoppy, still good. Good chit right here.
Served In: Tulip
Wow...label artwork on this is something....beer flowing directly into people's mouths via the Shewolf's nipples!
Pours into my glass a light golden orange with a creamy dense white head that leaves sticky lacing all across the glass. Aromas of vibrant hops upfront. A nice mix of citric, grapefruit aromas alongside floral and fresh cut grassy tones. Well layered with a mellow crisp malt backing. Hop mix makes me think of Alpha King vs. Daisy Cutter almost...
First sip brings a flavor meld of hops upfront with a mix of tropical, citric grapefruit colliding with resinous, grassy notes. Smooth, mellow malt backbone yields to the bitter onslaught from the hops as it flows down. Quite a tasty brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good creamy aspect. Pretty much spot on for an IPA and rather refreshing. This one winds up being another super drinkable IPA from two breweries who have two of my favorite IPA's in their regular lineup already. Tasty collaboration, worth checking out.
Served In: Pint Glass
Quickie review in case out of towners/suburbanites are curious.
Very pale golden color with a fluffy/puffy egg shell white head that leaves very nice lacing on the sides of my Surly pint glass.
The aroma is pungent and rawly edgy with tons of dank earthiness and some pithy grapefruit/orange hoppiness. Maybe a bit tropical in the nuances?
Flavor is explosive bitterness paired with that near malt-less flavor profile consisting of insanely intense dank/earthy hops with some citrus and maybe faint tropical undertones. Hints of alcohol ester fruitiness and heat on the back of the throat is barely definable compared next to the drying, moisture stealing, insane bitterness. Almost kind of juicy before the desert-like dryness.
For a hophead like me, and being under 8% ABV, I could find myself getting in trouble with the ol' Shewolf. It's hoppiness is not to be disrespected or undermined lest you find yourself with some holes in your palate and unable to taste for several days. Delicious fucking stuff :thumbup:
Price: $14.00 Served In: Mug
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