Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Consolation Prize (A Double India Pale Ale)
American Double/Imperial IPA
16oz, 4-Pack
Pleasing two fingers of fairly dense and frothy foam, the surface mottled by bubbles of all sizes, develops peaks and valleys as it simmers down, the more big splotches than actual streaks. Has the expected haziness to the liquid, more of a dark yellow than light coppery orange, curiously here's very few visible bubbles for all of the foaminess. Effusive and easygoing nose of floral dew, tangerine zest, fresh pine sap, and layers of apricot, peach, nectarine to pineapple fruit scents, there's also tar pitch and a modicum of herbaceous dankness but more as the side dish. Medium-bodied, fluffy with the carbonation pushing outwards insistently. Sweet, featuring malted milk balls, cocoa powder to something like ginger root, this tilts the pink grapefruit to tangerine citrus more sweet than sour. The florality gets too mixed into the whole to swirl and dance. Nice tang to the mango, pineapple, kiwi, apricot fruit while staying close to sugary. Lightly bready, not that piney and as in the nose the dank hoppiness not the focus. Overall, seems styled for maximal pleasure by the widest audience, albeit with a noticeable alcoholic kick.
4 out of 5