Aroma and Appearance: It pours a hazy copper with 1 finger of foam and some sporadic bubbles making their way to the top of the glass. As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell the aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, orange and tropical citrus, it is very potent on the nose.
Flavour: Upfront I got a lot of oily hops, herbs, lemon, grapefruit some caramels and grassy malt and a dry herbal finish with a citrus kick.
Overall Impression: This tasted very fresh with some oily hops and a nice citrus balance, honestly you would swear it is fresh hopped (even though they don’t say it is anywhere).
Rating: I give it an excellent rating 8/10, it manages to stand out in a super crowded IPA world by being a bit fresher, a bit different and somewhat complex yet enjoyable.
Food Pairing: on their site they suggest prosciutto and I agree, even better on pizza.
I have a soft spot for Deschutes Brewery as their Black Butte Porter is also excellent, so glad I bought a few singles and a six pack to bring home with me. I hope to see this in BC stores soon if not now, they also have a barleywine that is a bit expensive that I have cellared and will consume in about a year, I look forward to that one.