Golden color with a thin head.
Aroma with notes of lychees, peach, caramels and pine.
Flavor with notes of mint, lychees, pine, tea bags, grapefruit, lemon peel and white wine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Decent American IPA with lots of wine and piney notes.
Pours clear light amber into a glass from a bottle. The offwhite head is very frothy, two fingers high, with large poorly retained bubbles. Quite a bit of clingy lacing left on the sides.
The nose is full of hops with some watery lemon and grapefruit pith. Upfront, the flavour is quite soapy and citrusy with more emphasis on the pith and peel than the sweetness. Midway this turns to leafy hops and lemongrass before everything goes a little more biscuity and bready on the aftertaste. The bitterness never really leaves, resurfacing throughout the draw and keeping it fresh.
The body is light and crisp although just a tad resinous. Carbonation is moderate.
Overall this is standard IPA, thirst quenching and sessionable.