85 / 100
Tried on-tap at the Royal Albert in Sydney on CCC Day.
Pours a very deep golden colour, very clear, but with a depth that almost turns it toward amber. Head is a loose, pocked mess of yellowish off-white. Excellent lacing. Body is pretty firm, but still fairly slick and moveable. Looks good.
Nose is excellent. There's a big, bright sharp hop character which is immediately apparent—fresh and potent, trending towards pine needly sharpness. There's a little slight caramel or toffee behind it to support it, with a hint towards marshmallow sweetness. As it warms it becomes more peppery. It's really lovely.
Taste is also really good, but more due to the face that it's really rather similar to the Zoo Feeder. It has a similar lightness, and sits very smooth and drinkable with no hint of the booze. With the supple sweetness, it almost has a citrus candy approachability at the back—it's so soft. Finish has a slight peppery earthiness, which maybe gives it a hint of something different. It's nice stuff.
Feel is slick and smooth, but maintains that light, drinkable demeanor.
Yep, this is drinkable as fuck—almost dangerous due to how little you can feel or taste the booze. It's a cracking brew, really well made.