Can from Geers. Hazy yellow, stable, foamy, white head. Aroma of white pepper, lime, mandarin peel, melon, lychee, pineapple, yellow grapefruit. Taste has sweetish dank pineapple, melon & mandarin, accompanied by sourish zesty lime & carambola, a bit bitter spicy-yeasty in the middle with a doughy, almost tangibly 'oaty' malt body. Earthy hoppy finish, dry & grapefruity yet quite zesty too, well balanced by dank fruit & spicy yeast. Medium body, slick-creamy texture, soft carbonation. Good NEIPA, steering away from heavy juiciness and putting hop freshness at the centre.
New hazy IPA by Totem hopped with Galaxy, can bought at Dok Brewing Company in Ghent. Thinnish and immediately open, egg-white, lightly lacing head on a cloudy straw blonde beer with apricot tinge. Luscious aroma of yellow kiwi, sugared lime, passionfruit, stewed sweet onions, melon, ripe pineapple, pech, dough, vanilla and green banana. Crisp, fruity onset, hints of pineapple, kiwi, starfruit and passionfruit, softish in carbonation with soft, smooth mouthfeel; lovely doughy slickness in the middle, white-bready 'fluffy' maltiness under an exuberantly fruity hop aroma, teeming with exotic orchid, ripe pineapple, yellow kiwi and honeydew, along with a slight citrusy edge. The hops also - fortunately - effectuate a spicy, powdery, lingering end bitterness bringing balance to the whole, while the citric effect strengthens a bit in the end, adding a lime-like fraîcheur. Very expressive, colourful NEIPA, in which Galaxy is indeed the big star of the show; this one displays all the goodness Galaxy has to offer. Lovely beer.
4/XI/20 - 33cl can from DOK Brewing Company (Gent), shared @ home, BB: IX/2021 (2020-1026)
Pretty cloudy beige blond beer, big creamy irregular white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lovely, lots of tropical fruits, some mango, dank hops, bit cheesy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of tropical fruits, citrus, slightly sweet, pineapple, mango, passion fruits, lovely! Aftertaste: nice bitterness, tropical fruits, bitter grapefruit, orange peel, nice, passion fruits, very bitter, bit of a metallic finish, lovely beer!