Nebula’s can informs the drinker that this beer is a hazy IPA with fruit aromas and needs to be drunk fresh.
And so I’m drinking it the day that it arrived after chilling it for a few hours. And I’m not very impressed. Sure enough, it pours a hazy, almost creamy pale gold and smells fruity and fresh, and there’s a soft oat biscuit malt, some honey and some caramel.
The beer initially feels creamy and smooth as well, while the hops provide a burst or grapefruit and mango, lime leaves and lemon zest.
All good so far.
But then something starts to happen, the beer that started off feeling creamy begins to feel clammy and chalky and those fresh flavours drift off far too quickly, leaving a finish that tastes watery and thin.
Not one of Wild’s best.