Fourpure: IPA (England: IPA: 6.5% ABV)
Visual: Clear yellow gold, and just very slightly hazy. Some carbonation, large off white sudden head that leaves suds around the glass.
Nose: Pineapple. Lemon curd. Crisp hops. Digestives. Some bitterness.
Body: Frothy mouthfeel and thick texture. Lemon meringue. Toffee. pineapple and juicy peach syrup. Solid bitterness. Digestives. Creamy. Prickly. Slight kumquat.
Finish: Bitter. Dry hop feel. Oatmeal biscuits. Slight sour tang.
Conclusion: The website description promised a “classically American IPA” – not bad thing, but from the aroma I was guessing this was going to be a competent, but very much by the numbers, take on the style. It has that balance of bitter hops to pineapple and lemon fresh. Nothing world shaking, but it promised reasonable IPA backing it at least.
Well, I was surprised…
The texture on this is very frothy and thick for an IPA, and because of that it…
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