Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:45 AM
other half 3rd anniversary triple dry hopped imperial india pale ale - 10% abv. this is, it goes without saying, a rerelease of a beer they’ve made before, although I don’t think I had it when it was originally released or last year. they usually save their best recipes for the anniversary ipa, I remember thinking that the second and the fourth were among the one or two best beers they’d made at that point, which is still true of fourth blah blah. this has mosiac, vic secret, wai-iti, citra, motueka, galaxy, simcoe, and citra cryo, which is a very other half combination. those were used to dry hop this three times, of course, and this version adds lactose, which is neither listed as an original ingredient or perceptible to me. this is a lot more like their old stuff than their new stuff, it’s bitter enough that it’s hard to see any nuance at first, but there’s a nice mixture of the not really berry thing you get with mosiac, some buzzy tropical stuff, orange, mango, and so on. the cryo hops are very apparent, etc, etc. this was released when the oh lines were at their worst, so I won’t pretend to situate it among what they were doing then but I expect to enjoy the other three anniversary ipas a lot more.