Brewery: Driftwood Brewery
Type: India Pale Ale
IBU: 80 (!)
Appearance / Aroma / Body: Poured a shining, sunny copper, with a nice frosty foam, some lacing. You can smell the hops when you reach for the glass. It’s got a slow and steady carbonation but this is a settled beer for the most part. Light to medium body and bright.
Taste / Feel: This beer has such an incredible balance of bright and sweet hops and smooth complex malts. The bitterness is conquered, all 5 (!) types of hops somehow work together. It has a sequence of hops-malt-hops. It’s fascinating if you want to think about it, and just nice and flavourful if you want to chill. There’s a caramel malty start, then a citrusy centre to it, which is grapefruit, and then they blend. Maybe the final third has some bitterness which lingers, but that is overcome by another sip :). Good problem to have.
Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, Citra
Malts: Pilsner, Crystal, Carapils