Tonight’s beer is another one from Sixpoint. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Zoom in—down to the smallest state of matter. Break it down to atomic particles. After HI-RES, can you really keep turning the dial? We doubled down and took the aromatic potential of this beer to excruciating extremes. When it feels like too much, you realize it’s just enough. Bring on the atomic juice bomb… now you’re getting the big picture.”
Random: I remember it being a big deal that Sixpoint referred to their cans as “nano-kegs.” I still think it’s a cool way to refer to cans.
The beer poured with a quarter finger of white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and orange in color. There was some carbonation visible, despite the cloudiness. The nose was citrusy. It smelled like orange oil along with grapefruit oil and dried grapefruit peel. There was some booze as well. I picked up a little pine too. The taste was intense. The grapefruit and orange oils came through first, with some pine as well. There was a slight floral characteristic, along with booze. Given the ABV, this would have been difficult to hide, but it made it a bit difficult to drink. The body was thick and oily and had lower than expected carbonation. The finish was equally oily with grapefruit and orange. I’m glad I tried this beer, but it was a touch too intense for me.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0