Night Shift Brewing
One Hop This Time: Simcoe (Single Hop India Pale Ale)
American IPA
16oz, 4-Pack
Bright white head, crests close to two fingers, firecracker explosion around the rims as it sizzles down, deep dimples forming along the way, wispy lacing at best. Yellow worn gold color with a soft haze throughout, impressively huge amount of bubbles storm clearly from the bottom of the glass all the way to the surface. Tightly focused nose of cracker, bread meal and grains, grapefruit pith and cocoa powder, high-toned enough that any danker, herbal side has no time to settle in, the pineapple, nectarine, mango fruit sweetened by a curious note of bubblegum. Medium-bodied and firm, all that visible carbonation does not translate into more than a mild prickle. Dry texture accentuates the sour orange to grapefruit zest as well as earthiness. The malts lack specificity but do smooth out the mouth feel. Touch piney, on the whole clean and, again, direct in manner. The honeydew melon, pineapple, pear, apricot fruit show more depth than expected yet remain a sidebar. While it's easy drinking and borderline sessionable it feels like it has a hole in the middle. Still, appreciate the window into a single hop expression.
3 out of 5