Picked up 6 bottles of this brand spankin' new IPA yesetrday, so this bottle is officially one day old and amazingly fresh. Poured into my New Belgium tulip.
A: Pours a rusty, muddy orange/bronze color with a beautiful 2 fingers of off white fluffy shipped foam. Lacing coats basically the entirety of the inside of the glass as it recedes. Really gorgeous, a bit darker than most of their other recent hoppy beers....more along the lines of meat wave IPA.
S: Smell is bursting with tropical fruits and citrus even before my nose is even over the rim of the glass....potent stuff! Papaya, grapefruit, tangerine, some lemon, and a marriage of other tropical fruit aromas all combine wonderfully, with a slight hint of toasty, bready malts to back it up. I'm drooling before even sipping.
T: Taste loses just a hair of tropical/citrusy intensity from the smell but still follows through really nicely with tons of ripe citrus/tropical fruit paired with skunky/dank dryness. A backbone of bready/slightly-toasty malts keeps everything fairly balance while still letting the hops to cut through and stay in the forefront.
M: Medium bodied with a creamy feel and nice bubbly but not over stimulating carbonation. There's nice dryness on the finish, but it's still lush and oily, leaving the tongue coated nicely. Very drinkable, goes down way too easily.
OI: Yet another hoppy winner from Half Acre, they seem to always knock it out of the park with beers of this style and I'm always eager to try every new IPA, knowing it's their bread and butter and always consistently great stuff. EVeryone in the area should try to get to their newly remodeled brewery store and pick this up while it's still fresh.
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