Ohhhhhhhh boy oh boy oh boy! A
good great AWESOME friend of mine grabbed me one of these much sought-after annual wet batches from the almighty Driftwood Brewing! These flew off the shelves because beer hipsters are hoarding dickbags, so finding one of these was a great challenge that probably meant waiting in a line up or 5. I’ve reviewed a couple of their brews already, and aside from one ‘meh’, they have a wonderfully diverse and delicious catalog I highly recommend pursuing if you are afforded the opportunity.
I’m just jealous of those with the ability to grow facial hair. #babyfaceat30+
This wondrous concoction pours an orange amber with about a fingers worth of foamy slightly tan head, that faded quickly to a mild haze. It’s got a weird glow to it, almost as though it’s proud of its own existence.
The aromas are fresh grapefruit, flowers, citrus fruits, with a small wheat hit. The tasting notes are super fresh grapefruit and citrus, the flavors follow the nose closely. Floral hops, a bit of bread and wheat sweetness with a piney aftertaste. This brew is mostly hop end, as is to be expected for a wet hop IPA. Deep and elaborate, this is an interesting bright and bitter brew.
The mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth with a good amount of carbonation. The nature of IPA essentially keeps this from being a sessionable brew, as palate fatigue would set in after a pint or two I imagine.
4/5 Very nice IPA. Complex, fresh and bright. Well done!
This is wet hop week, got 5 more lined up!
“A-hip, A-hop, a hip wet hop, and you don’t stop rockin’ “