Brewery: Hi Sign Brewing and Nomadic Beerworks
Style: Specialty IPA (21B)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer To Go!
Canned Date: None
Consumed Date: June 22, 2020
Details From the Brewer
Collaboration IPA, dry-hopped with Citra, Azacca, Galaxy, Sabro and Rakau
Aroma – 8/12
A moderate sweetness pops out first. This carries with it fig, blueberry and vegetal notes. Some light toffee with a bit of bread malt character. No noticeable alcohol. Lower levels of orange citrus and a slight phenolic note are also present.
Appearance – 2/3
Pours a dark yellow orange liquid. A heavy haze is present. Small bubbles makeup a giant head that lasts with good retention. Good lacing.
Flavor – 9/20
Medium berry flavors immediately followed by a green woody flavor. Low levels of citrus, fig and stone fruit in the midtaste. Low sweetness with a medium bitterness. Malt character is restrained with some honey-like sweetness. The flavors fade towards the end, wit h a bitterness increasing. Some fruit and grassy flavor is left lingering.
Mouthfeel – 2/5
Soft parts, yet also sharp at times. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Astringency on the finish grates the top of the mouth.
Overall Impression – 5/10
This is a pretty unique IPA. The hop blend is expressing an interesting combination of aromas, but it doesn’t carry into the flavor. I feel like there might be some oxidation issues at play here. The astringency at the end of the taste really starts to build up as you drink and wasn’t enjoyable. If these things were cleaned up, the hop profile might work better, but it’s a bit unrefined now.
Rating – 41/50
This wraps up the All Together review series. While there were a few more outside of Austin, this was a nice sampling