Winner of the Malthouse (Wellington, NZ) West Coast IPA style beer challenge 2011, this beefcake of an imperial pale ale really packs a punch. A hearty addition of NZ hops are chucked in the kettle for some extra dry hopping, producing a well balanced IPA.
“Amber colour with a good collar of white head and evident carbonation. Aromas of stonefruit, caramel, strawberry tart and pastry along with American hops that give it a slightly spruce quality. Good strong bitterness and sweetish malt character, plenty of oily body. Really grabs the tongue like a West Coast IPA. Lengthy finish that brings out more dessert pasty loveliness and fulsome bitterness.”
Source: RateBeer.com (jimthechap)