WEST COAST IPA
Appearance: Pours a hazy dank looking orange. Foam is off yellow and super frothy. It laces beautifully around the edge of the glass.
Aroma: The first thing that jumps out to me on the nose is papaya. I don’t think that I’ve ever smelled papaya so bold in a beer before. It’s also supported by notes of melon and cantaloupe that are pretty easy to decipher.
Flavour Profile: A mouthful a double continuous blood is majorly refreshing. The flavours on this beer are definitely a step in a slightly different direction when compared to many other releases by third moon. Tropical hops are front and center here. This is definitely not a beer that relies on Citra for flavours and that's a good thing. I don’t get that same papaya flavour from the nose but I do pickup lots of peach candy and underlying tones of juicy honeydew melon and mango. This beer is distinct and really good.
Overall: I was a big fan of the first release, and this updated recipe really delivers. The 8% abv is hidden extremely well behind delectable tropical fruit flavours. A perfect IPA for juicy beer lovers.
Pairing: This beer would play well with bright citrus dishes like white fish, salads and lemon chicken.