Pours with a little haze despite being careful pouring, but a lustrous gold with good lacing from the head. Smells of lemon curd, lightly toasted bread, soft sweet maltiness and zesty creaminess. Not an in your face IPA aroma that you’d get from the likes of Epic or the Twisted Hop. I might just have been spoilt for hops. Ah there they are! Bitterness abouts on the palate. First there’s a lovely banana passionfruit sweetness that lulls you into a flase sense of security and then the next thing you know you’re staring at the the ceiling with a bar stool of hoppiness broken over your back. It has the bitterness that I like an IPA to be and I dare say this won’t be the last time I drink this beer. The finish leaves a golden, creamy tingle around the mouth that takes an age to sign off. Easily my favourite from this brewer so far and competes well with other NZ IPAs.
Source: RateBeer.com (jimthechap)