Pours hazed, milky yellowblonde. Scent is full, passionfruit. Very fruity. Taste is full, medium bitter. Very fruity. Salty touch. Bit harsh, not overly hoppy. Don't love this one.
29 September 2021. Cheers to the lovely Anke - and to my birthday!
Cloudy yellow, thin, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of ripe guava, passion fruit, rambutan, papaya, pine, hard cheese, shallot. Taste has sweet ripe papaya, melon & rambutan, edge of sourish guava and lime, supported by bready & doughy maltiness with spicy-yeasty accents, tad piney & dank oniony. Floral & peppery hoppy finish, lingering ripe guava & lychee, dash of grapefruit juice and bitter pine, alcohol warmth is quite firm and indeed hinting very much at gin. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Quite the ride, this one, showcasing Dok's skill in this style.
Draft @ Wanderlust 2021, shared with Gentse Biervereniging crew.
Trouble léger orange, col fin blanc.
Arôme est frais sur le tropical avec la goyave nettement sur le devant - effet litchi plus discret - rétro fin sur des effluves citriques qui accompagnent le côté tropical qui reste plus dominant.
Palais est épais avec une petite impression d’onctuosité - purée venant de la goyave - le tout garde un léger côté râpeux en fin de bouche avec un retour sur le tropical et fruits à noyaux.
New NEDIPA by Dok Brewing Company - taking things literally and adding actual guava and lychee to the mash. From tap at Dok itself. Snow white, moussy, shred-lacing, stable head on a cloudy yellow blonde beer with somewhat beige hue. Luscious nose of indeed guava, lychee less obvious but noticeable too, maracuja, pomelo, bread pulp, cold French fries, green onions, Conference pear, unripe pineapple, kiwi, gin, sweaty note. Fruity onset, spritzy carb, the guava and lychee coming through early and easily - but not much more so than in any other NEDIPA where these aromas are generated by just the hops; in any case very fruity-juicy, with impressions of pineapple, green mango and lime zest as well. Full cracker- and cold fries-like malt core, aromatized by all the green mango, maracuja and pomelo from the hops and of course the guava and lychee, again blending in with the hops rather than working against them, as is sometimes the case in fruit IPAs. Remarkably and surprisingly long and firm end bitterness, hoppy in nature, but enhanced by gin-like alcohol; this degree of hop bitterness in the finish is very atypical for anything NEIPA-inspired, in fact one could almost argue that this beer starts off as a NEIPA and then moves to a West Coast-like tail. The most remarkable aspect here, though, is how the added tropical fruits blend completely with the tropical fruity character of the hops, only highlighting that character without interfering with it. In all, quite a surprising IPA by Dok, a very interesting one.
12/IX/21 - on tap @ BBP Wanderlust Festival (Brussels), BB: n/a (2021-1087) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Very cloudy dirty beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: nice, funky, lemony, fruity, citrus, bit yeasty, some banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very dank, hoppy, tropical fruits, funky, bitter. Aftertaste: very dank, fruity, funky, bitter, lots of grapefruit, bit sourish. Nice one!