Ecliptic Brewing Phaser Hazy IPA – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 45 IBU

Ecliptic Brewing Phaser Hazy IPA American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 45 IBU (C$3.15 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 22-Apr-2019, acquired 14-Jun-2019, reviewed 22-Jun-2019)

Appearance: opaque medium gold with one fat finger of rocky off-white head, excellent retention and moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bright juicy citrus, dank pine, tropical fruit, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short bitter finish. (4/5)

Nice hop blend here (Citra, Azacca, Mosaic, and Calypso) and it makes for a pleasant mix of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit aromas. I like how it’s got the full fruity aromas that you’d normally associate with the NEIPA style, but retains enough bitterness to make it worth your while. (And, not to be pedantic or anything, but it doesn’t actually claim to be an NEIPA, just hazy – which it is.) Some might argue it could stand to be more bitter, especially in the fairly short finish, but it’s certainly quite pleasant as-is. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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