Sometimes I am reminded just how lucky I am to be sent things to drink and to write about.
And sometimes the things I’m sent blow me away.
This NEIPA is one of them.
It was put in a box and sent to me the day on the afternoon that it was canned, and I’m pretty sure that you can’t get much fresher than that.
And it’s an absolute joy to drink.
Pouring a cloudy gold with a fuzzy foaming head, the smell is apricot jam and pineapple chunks wrapped in freshly picked leaves.
This iteration of UnBarred’s NEIPA the first of 2021, has been brewed with Amarillo, Azacca and El-Dorado hops, and they absolutely sing.
Lashings of melon and lemon zest, pineapple, orange marmalade and deliciously fresh herbal greenery slap you about the head and neck while a sticky caramel, honey and brioche malt body gives the beer a roundness that, pushed along by a clear gin booziness and the fug of earthy peach stones from the yeast make for a super satisfying beer with a soft bitter finish.
This is a super beer that I’ve been lucky enough to drink as fresh as a daisy.
Source: UnBarred Brewery