Brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic and Falconer’s Flight (a new hop to me), this is a very good Double IPA.
Very good indeed.
It pours the standard cloudy peachy gold that we’ve come to expect from our big modern IPA’s and it smells of mandarins and chives, orange jelly and vanilla ice cream.
And given that the Mosaic and Simcoe are known for their pithy redwood pine stickiness and fresh green herbal leaves, I’m guessing the Falconer’s Flight has a lot to do with the orange and lemon flavours and aromas that this beer gives you.
I may be completely wrong and, to be honest, I can’t be bothered to check the hop’s flavour profile, so take the pee if I’m way off the mark, I don’t really care.
What I care about is how this beer feels round and smooth and creamy, its malt body thick with caramel and honey, wafers and waffles and crunchy white bread crusts.
I care about how the alcohol doesn’t burn at all, and in fact feels subtle and delicate, adding a soft gin warmth the the marmalade and brandy snap finish of this rather fine DIPA.