This IPA, brewed with Mosaic, Chinook and Cascade hops, is very good indeed, though I’m unsure why it’s billed as “Shapeshifting”.
Actually, now I think about it, I’m guessing that this is a series of beer with different hops or some such, and that I simply missed the arrival of volume one.
Whatever it is, it is eminently drinkable, especially if you like your hopping sharp as a knife and bitter enough to turn your lips inside out.
And I do.
The aroma is a big bold fresh fruit salad and the beer pours warm gold with a fluffy little head.
There’s a sweet and slightly nutty malt body that provides a solid backbone of shortcake biscuits, toffee and muscovado sugar, but this beer is all about the hops.
Great slashes of lime zest and satsumas, fizzy sherbet lemons and dry as a bone pithy green foliage all suck the last remaining drops of moisture from your head and leave you a withered husk that needs a drink.
And so you willingly reach for more.