Review: Atypical Zillander Hazy IPA

Thanks to Eric from Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks for sending this my way! Today's sampling is Atypical's Zillander Hazy IPA. I've had a couple New Zealand-style IPAs in my life and they're decent.. citrusy, very quenchable and great for days on the patio. 6.0% ABV

Appearance: With such a mammoth of a can (well, crowler), it only makes sense to pour it in a massive glass - their Oktoberfest glass, a very heavy, beautiful glass. The beer is moderately hazy but has a slight clarity to it. It has a lemon yellow-almost straw hue to it, while the head is thicc with a bright white hue to it. The lacing is minimal but leaves a trickling of bubbles here and there, but not much.

Aroma: Notes of grass, a bit of a gritty barley aroma and a sweet, tropical aroma with a bit of melon, pineapple, lemon. Slight caramel maltiness.

Taste: Mildly tropical hops right from the beginning to give off a hint of melon, lemon, pineapple. There's a hint of pine for bitterness, a slight caramel sweetness from the malt. Quite smooth, straight forward. 

Overall Thoughts: Solid New Zealand style IPA. Not overly juicy/hazy so it has just the right amount of citrusy zestiness but also has a bit of caramel malt and graininess to it as well.

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