The first beer I’ve reviewed that I drank the night before. Contemporary notes, belated verdict.
STYLE: American IPA
LOOK: Caramel candy, almonds, khaki head.
NOSE: Pineapple, grapefruit, apple juice. Smells like Smoothie King. What’s expected but missing is that woody, piney nose. Bit of a letdown.
MOUTH: Unsweetened grapefruit and lemon dash. Missing the little details. Too hop forward, the bitterness squirts into the mouth and leaves an abrupt, rusty finish.
Beeradvocate Rating: 91
Hayward Abbey Rating: 78