Hazy IPA
Reviewed by Jez on 23.08.17 on tap
Overall:
86 / 100
(Exceptional)
Tried on-tap at the Great Divide Barrel Room in Denver.

Pours a hazy, pineapple colour. Head is fine, mostly persisting in a ring, but promoting great filming lace. Carbonation is extremely powdery. Looks very good.

Nose is big on pineapple, tying it into the look. There's a mango pulp character though as well, all overlaid with a slight farty organic character. There's some savoury notes that come through as a result, like crushed tomatoes on a pizza base, with a hint of spice. It's really good.

Taste is gorgeous. There's a smooth, creamy entry, with some vanilla ice-cream characters, which morphs into characters of orange sherbet and mango milkshake. It's amazingly aromatic once it's in the mouth too. Relatively sweet through the centre to the back of the palate, with no lingering bitterness. Faint linger of dried pineapple in the finish.

Feel is creamy and powdery. How it feels like both is beyond me.

Damn that's good. I've not had enough of the style to really say where it stands, but this is undeniably a good'un. It has captured better the creaminess brief than some of the progenitors of the style.
appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5