Offshoot Relax (It’s Just A Hazy IPA)

While I was in DC, we stopped by an open air food market and grabbed lunch. Down the street happens to be where The Bruery put their East Coast location. Since they were only open on Saturday, we stopped by there to pick up some beer. This was one that I brought home.

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Relax features fruity, tropical and citrusy hop notes and a round, soft mouthfeel of a hazy IPA.”

Random: The website had absolutely no information except what you see above and that this brewery is an offshoot of The Bruery. I hope they put up some more information.

The beer poured with a loose, two finger head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and I could not see through it or see any carbonation either. The nose was very fragrant. It started with apricot and peach and quickly went into pineapple and mango. I couldn’t pick up any malt from the nose. The taste was very juicy, which was to be expected. I picked up orange juice and peach nectar that quickly went super tropical with pineapple and mango. There was a touch of pine and some grainy malt. The body was on the thick side and needed more carbonation. It had a sticky and lengthy finish. I enjoyed this beer, but there were many better examples of the style. It was also a bit too thick for my liking.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0