Review: Kilter Fog Machine Double IPA (Wai-iti)

It's that time again, time to review a new variant of Kilter's always awesome Fog Machine series of Double IPAs! This time around it's got Wai-iti hops straight from New Zealand. 8.0% ABV.

Appearance: Cloudy, heavy and pretty reminiscent of orange juice. Thick amount of creamy snow white head. The head diminishes a tad over time to leave behind a very nice layered lacing on the glass, bubbles galore!

Aroma: Floral and tropical. It's got notes of melon, orange, guava and lemon. Slight sharpness that tingles the nostrils. Hint of creaminess, moderately floral and a hint of alfalfa at the end.

Taste: The first thing I get from the beer is a bit of a booziness, it burns just a tad. There's a good tropical fruit presence to it, notes of peach, melon, guava and lemon. For a brief second I thought "this tastes like candy!" It took me a good moment to realize what it tastes like - Fuzzy Peaches and Rockets candy. It's a tad bitter, slight creamy mouthfeel, somewhat acidic but quite sweet.

Overall Thoughts: The candy notes in this beer really intrigues me, it's simply something I didn't expect in this beer. Pretty heavy so it's definitely a sipper of a DIPA.

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