Jewel Shard
Reviewed by Jez on 04.02.19 on tap
72 / 100
(Very Good)
Tried on tap at Gold Star Beer Counter in Brooklyn.

Pours a pear-juice yellow colour, very hazed with a solid weight to the body. Head is a fine cap of just-cream-coloured white that leaves good long streaks of lace. Carbonation is very fine. Looks very good.

Noise is very juicy. I definitely get pear, with sharper characters of starfruit and a slightly weedy, organic character. This turns into a hop pellet character after a while, and gets very subdued once it's warm.

Light, but smooth entry on the palate, Pear skin give a slight organic character which turns into a slight savoury character on the mid-palate. It's fairly juicy on the mid, with a hint of citrus, but this dries out to a prickly, pellety bitterness in the finish. Aftertaste has a slight bite of white pepper.

Feel is slick and smooth, and this honestly helps the beer a lot.

Overall, it's clean and smooth for the most part and definitely easy to drink. It's not the grandest or most insinuating of hazy IPAs. But it does its job well.
appearance: 4.25 | aroma: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | drinkability: 4.0