Torquay based Blackmans Brewery launched this big and bold double IPA in May 2016. Pouring from the can reveals a hazy orange liquid with a large foam head which remains largely in tact for a few minutes before thinning out. Aromas of pine fill the nostrils, together with grapefruit, mango, orange, pineapple. The malt has rather heavy caramel tones which add a certain sweetness and body. To some extent the high alcohol content detracts from the flavours and limits the glass to mouth actions in a single sitting, it’s a good drop albeit in moderation.
Purchased from Malt & Vine, Newport, VIC