Let's face it, if there was a market on what sort of beer Akasha would choose to sign off with for 2021, you'd get terrible odds on it being an IPA. But if it ain't broke, why fix it? Juice Factory is their second hazy IPA in quick succession, although this is [pretty distinct from the recent NZ hopped affair in that it's genuinely hazy, landing in your glass with a translucent yellow glow.
The brewers plumped for a trio of hops known for their citrusy nature, Citra, Amarillo and Azacca, although I picked up a fair bit of mango character within its creamy body. Leaner on the palate and finish than many hazies on the market, belying Akasha's fondness for a bit more bite in their IPAs, but still with plenty of lingering, tangy 'n' quenching, fruity bitterness to see you into the festive season.
Published December 24, 2021 2021-12-24 00:00:00