Appearance: Pours a lovely burnt orange with a finger and a half of off-white foam.
Smell: Strong aroma of sweet, candied fruit. Soft, juicy pineapple and just a whiff of sour funk.
Taste: Nice bite of pine and grapefruit with some grassy notes and a touch of raw sugar sweetness. Very light alcohol finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and clean. Finishes dry and bitter but ultimately goes down smooth.
Overall, this is a stellar first batch from 18th Street Brewery. I loved the juicy, sweet fruit aroma. The taste was complex and bold but fairly well balanced, with a nice flavor profile and a smooth finish. The name is awesome, the label artwork is badass, this is just a solid double IPA all around. Bravo, 18th Street!
|4.5 out of 5|