Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Rabbit Rabbit Double India Pale Ale
New England IPA
16oz, 4-Pack
Big, three finger off-white head, heavily dimpled surface becomes even more so as the head recedes, looks highly whipped up and agitated, strong lacing comes close to completely covering the glass above the liquid line. The strong haziness gives that liquid a translucent glow, a muddy mix of yellow, orange and mahogany red, easy to confuse the miniscule bubbles with the silt. Heavy nose of honey, apricot and peach puree, pine sap, black tea, charcoal, blood orange and dank herbal matter, letting it warm just makes it danker. Full-bodied, must give the carbonation credit, tries to convert those tiny bubbles into some sort of churn, ultimately failing. The citrus more sour here, tangerine, pink grapefruit, a little lime. Not a lot of pineapple but has a guava, papaya sort of bite, then nectarine and peach. More tar and tea leaf, noticeable drop in dankness, not that one would call it clean per se. Good amount of biscuit, pine and verging on savory garden herbs like sage, marjoram. Stays juicy with minimal dryness. Deserves credit for covering a lot of ground flavor-wise, yet it's so ponderous had a tough time finishing the 16 ounce can.
3 out of 5

Edited by Marc Hanes (01-27-2019 15:10:11)