The Establishment Brewing Company Hello Euphoria – American IPA at 6.6% ABV (C$4.81 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 27-Sep-2022, acquired 6-Oct-2022, reviewed 25-Oct-2022)
Appearance: hazy straw with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, pine, cereal grains, stone fruit, hint of cannabinoids. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration finish. (4/5)
Brewer notes say this is hopped with experimental HBC 630 and Citra. HBC 630 looks to be a new one for me, but Yakima says it’s “complex and fruity, with Sweet Fruits and Berries like Raspberry and Cherry, along with sweet candy-like esters and lactones giving creamy notes of peach and banana.”) Can’t say I’m getting much of any of that, except perhaps what I’m calling a stone fruit note. Not that I’m complaining, far from it. I mean, one might suggest that “euphoria” is a bit of a reach, but it’s certainly a feel-good one. Maybe a little better than Sky Rocket III or VI, say, but not quite as good as II, IV, or V – but come on, that’s splitting hairs over exactly how great this is. (17/20)
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