It's a hazy and overcast Friday today, so this week's tip and sip reflects that...
Field House Brewing tends to go for clean, simple labels. No fancy graphics or fonts. Plain, simple, and straight to the point. The label for their New World Hazy Double India Pale Ale is no exception. It's a simple, pumpkin orange with royal blue text. Nothing to distract you from knowing what you're to expect.
This brew has a lovely light straw colour. While it is hazy, it's not so stormy that you can't see the light through the clouds. A nice blend of haze and brightness that creates a balanced viewing experience.
This hazy double India pale ale is a wonderful summery drink. There are touches of citrus and tropical fruits that bring a sunny sort of feel and taste to it. The first sip was a lively hello, that was carried on through the rest of the brew. It was really quite consistent from start to finish. I started out tense and eager to relax, but by the end of the bottle, I had mellowed out nicely. I kinda wished I had a hammock so I could stretch out for a nap. You can tell that it's strong at 8%, but you're no so overwhelmed by it that you'd be intimidated. It's got a light taste that belies it's strength.
This small batch brew was a nice drinking experience, and I'm hoping that more batches will be made so I can enjoy it again. A solid "Good".