AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL19/20
adamjackson (1157) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 8, 2013
Nose is full of a great balance of wheat, pine and orange zest. I detect a bit of Simcoe and some jolly rancher sweetness.
Taste omg. Srsly Shaun? Whoa. Incredible. Not since I first tasted Abner a year ago or Society 5 in the Fall have I tasted an IPA that has so much simplicity and perfection. It’s this simple bright citrusy IPA with a very clean almost sparkling water finish. In between is this explosion of juicy hops, a hint of spice and almost a borderline grapefruit acidity with citrus that could be confused with pineapple.
Despite being 6%, it has enough alcohol to tell you this is an IPA. It’s the simplicity of Edward with juiciness of society 5 and the bitterness of abner all rolled into one and I love it. Wow.