Brewery: Omnipollo x Tired Hands Brewing Co.
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)
Brewer Description: (from website) IPA brewed with oats, wheat and lactose sugar. Fermented atop strawberries and vanilla beans. Hopped intensely with Mosaic and Citra. We also added wheat flour to the boil. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Tired Hands Brewing Co.
My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.9
Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 23rd November 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: Actually I had to pour it twice. The first pour was going fine until three quarters in, suddenly there were some big blobs of sediment which appeared quite gross really. So I waited for it to settle a bit, before pouring that into another Spiegelau IPA glass with much less but only finer sediment. It was a hazy golden yellow colour with a one finger white head with some light lacing. As a note, after re-pouring, I let the first glass settle for about 10 minutes, and there was about a one finger layer of sediment on the bottom… it was a lot.
Aroma: Strong tropical fruitiness with guava, strawberry, mango and passionfruit with a hint of citrus orange peel.
Taste: Lightly sour strawberries with some bitterness but other than that, the flavours kind of disappeared.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: I don’t know if this batch that was sent to Hong Kong went bad or what not. I am fine with hazy and cloudy beers, but not big blob sediment which just does not look good. In addition, there was even A LOT of fine sediment. Other than that, aromas actually seemed great while the taste was disappointing especially when compared to #4:21 Raspberry Smoothie IPA which was stunningly good, and the slightly lesser but still good #4:11 Wild Strawberry/Rhubarb/Vanilla Smoothie IPA.