Southern Pines Brewing Company
Give Your Hops Away New England IPA
American IPA
North Carolina
16oz, Single
Steady pour yields a finger of bleached white foam, cratered like the surface of the moon, retention is just below average, the lacing is broad at first but can't stick. Cloudy is putting it mildly, another one of those which looks like a glass of apricot puree, completely opaque with no visible bubbles. The nose strikes you first with a brush of fresh marijuana before pouring pink grapefruit and tangerine citrus into your nostrils, modicum of pine sap, slightly jumbled up apricot, peach to pineapple scents, lacking in clarity, overall its large scale gives it power but not that much finesse. Full-bodied, layers itself thickly on the palate in a semi-sticky manner. Cleaner here with minimal dankness, more floral and loaded with tangelo, pink grapefruit and some lime citrus, huge component. Biscuit and scone but nothing toasty. Fully ripened mango, papaya, nectarine and peach fruit. The carbonation is weak and combined with the high degree of sweetness it would be hard to call it "refreshing." However, the cheerful relentlessness of the fruit and citrus is hard to resist unless you really go for lean, grassy IPAs.
4 out of 5