Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on February 3, 2020. Failed Resolution is a hazy IPA brewed with an oat and wheat heavy malt bill. Hopped with Motueka in the whirlpool and then double dry-hopped with Motueka.
Beautifully hazy with a pillowy white head, Failed Resolution looked like your typical NEIPA, but turns out to be exemplary.
The aroma is subtle, fruity with hints of grape standing out. It goes for complexity over an in-your-face hop bouquet.
But the flavour is where the real magic lies. Complex and deep, with a subtle sweetness, a light spiciness, slight bitterness for balance, and just the right amount of alcohol making itself known, and an overall great balance that invites you to take another sip.
A standout beer among the current flood of NEIPAs, this is one of the best I've had. I sincerely hope they make this again.
Double Nickel Brewing Company "Failed Resolution"
16 fl. oz. can, coded "FRO101349"
$4.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ
Notes via stream of consciousness: This beer is hopped with Moteuka hops. Are they from New Zealand? I'm not familiar with them. - I searched it, yes, they're from NZ and derived from Saaz and a NZ hop. - It's poured a cloudy, milky even, golden orange body beneath a full head of densely creamy white foam. I'm not sure what to think of the hops. It smells a little floral, a little like plant matter, and fruity but without really revealing any specific fruit. I guess I'd call it a bit citrusy though; and I also get some actual yeast aroma. It doesn't seem that bright for having been double dry hopped but maybe these hops just don't give too much off. Ahhh, there's a little bit of spiciness and mint to it as well. Apart from the actual yeast aroma there's nothing wrong with it but neither is it really that interesting or exciting. OK, on to the flavor... hmmm... I'm finding sweetish apple, some tangerine, and an almost lime-like note. There's a subtle tartness to it. It's interesting and unusual, and it also happens to be refreshing and easy to drink - how strong is this? 7%, well that's not too dangerous but I could see someone getting a bit carried away. It's not that bitter and at first it seems a little sweetish but then that light bit of acidity kicks in to balance it. It's definitely juicy. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp-then-smooth. It has that silky mouthfeel that NE IPAs have. So, overall, I think it's got a great flavor to it that's interesting and refreshing and unique. I'd definitely like to enjoy a few more of these.