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Herevana – Isthmus – Peak Haze

Isthmus Peak Haze. A beer I had first in October 2018 on tap, and a couple of times since. There’s not reason that I’m not going to enjoy this tonight based on my previous enthusiasm for this.

Part of a 6 pack from Isthmus and BeerJerk, delivered in hours. Outstanding.

Isthmus Brewing : Isthmus Peak Haze made in Auckland, 🇳🇿, New Zealand An IPA – Hazy / New England (NEIPA)  with a  6.3% ABV which is 2.2 standard drinks

I’m properly looking forward to this. Excited even.

That aroma! Fresh juicy beer.

There’s a brewer that knows how to make the best hazy beers that did this, and although this is on the duller less bright and glowing hazy beers it’s amazing to look at. The head could be more, but there it is, bright white and trying it’s best to stay together.

A really quick and to the point assault of fresh tropical flavours rush over the palate in a stampede. There’s so much flavour to be got from this is you let your tongue have a quick swirl, it’s like a magic trick, deceptive.

There’s no one real standout flavour, but there’s so much flavour and if you let yourself sip and look for them you get rewarded with really bright and exciting highlights and layers.

And that’s not me be excited of effusive, it’s all in the beer not in my head.

What this might miss is that it could carry more body and more feel. That’s a small thing, this is a banger of a beer at the 6.3%, another deception as this is such a good entertaining drink it just pulls you in.

The problem really is that I’ve just the one can.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary number scale. A whole range of flavours if you go looking for them and take your time to enjoy this instead of chugging. The bitterness is understated and towards soft and the favour are at first reluctant but worth the adventure of looking for them

Music . Ain’t nothing wrong with Nathaniel Rateliff, It’s still Alright.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Peak Haze is here! This hazy IPA features New Zealand and US hops to produce a tropical fruit bomb.

You’ve heard of peak oil, now peak haze has hit!  This Hazy IPA is the pinnacle of hazys, so we had to name it Peak Haze.  Created with a selection of NZ and US hops, Peak Haze is bursting with tropical fruit flavours, while wheat and oats give it the signature haze and soft mouthfeel.  This beer is juicy as!

Brewers Notes

IPA – Hazy / New England (NEIPA)

The “New England India Pale Ale” (NEIPA), also known as “Hazy IPA” , “Juicy IPA” or “North-East IPA”, is an American IPA with intense fruit flavors and aromas, a soft body, and smooth mouthfeel, and often opaque with substantial haze. Less perceived bitterness than traditional IPAs but always massively hop forward on the aromatic side. This emphasis on late hopping, especially dry hopping, with hops with tropical fruit qualities lends the specific ‘juicy’ character for which this style is known. Appearance ranges from hazy, often opaque, straw to yellow and sometimes with an orange hue. The juicy effect refers to an impression of fruit juice or ripe fruit, not actual additive. Haziness comes from the dry hopping regime, starch haze, set pectins, or other techniques but not suspended yeast. Compared to American IPA, the NEIPA has a fuller, softer mouthfeel, a more fruit-forward late hop expression, a more restrained perceived bitterness balance and a hazier appearance. The style also includes the “Oat Cream IPA”, made using lactose and oats to impart a smooth and creamy texture. “Session” variants are generally closer-related to the base substyle and should be listed with them.

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