While this is a beer I've seen around here plenty, it's one I didn't think I'd get to try. Fortunately for me, one of my trade partners vacationed in Vermont. Even more fortunately, he was kind enough to share some of the beers he picked up. It's time to dive into a new IPA. Sip of Sunshine. Pours a fiery shade of orange with just enough frosty haze to it to keep anything on the other side of the glass muddled from view. Head forms two fingers in height and stark white in color. Head retention is great, with a strong ring of white foam staying around the top of the beer for a long while. Lacing is scattered about randomly, but modestly. Aroma is dripping full of hops, with notes of citrus, pine, and resin. Additional notes of strawberries, and biscuit malts. Hop notes really open up in the flavor profile, with notes of citrus, orange zest, pine, and a little sticky resin in the back. Biscuit malts support the otherwise hop-strong flavor profile. Despite a large presence of hops, the beer remains grounded and modest, with an approachable aurora. Mouth feel is smooth, with just enough graininess to give this beer a wonderfully filling, and medium-thick consistency. Overall, it's a sublime IPA with plenty of wonderful qualities going for it. The hops are solid in the aroma, but really shine through in the flavor profile. It's hoppy, and yet smooth. Considering it hits at 8%, but drinks like it's 4%, this is an incredible IPA. Score: 4.5 | 4.5 | 4.75 | 4.5 | 4.5 | BA Score: 4.6 | rDev: +0.7% I think the cat plays with the dog's toy more than the dog. Personal reflection: Woah. This beer is delicious. While it doesn't feature all the complexity I would imagine from a world-class IPA, perhaps that's just because this beer is easy to drink. Each note is struck damn-near perfectly, and given the patience of a good percussionist to let ring. So glad I got to try this.