Baby Peach Hazy IPA Review by @justbeercos
31 May 2020
“The walls were wet and sticky, and peach juice was dripping from the ceiling. James opened his mouth and caught some of it on his tongue. It tasted delicious.” ― Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach
“The fluid was tan, cloudy and bubbly, the smell was decadent and sweet. It almost seemed thick and sticky as it poured from the can to the glass. Tim took up the glass and seized a sip. It tasted Delicious.”
― Tim @justbeercos, On Drinking Rocky Ridge’s Baby Peach
Baby Peach, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
The first iteration of this beer was a collaboration with @dainton.beer fom here in Victoria and @rockyridgeb from WA. Dainton, famous for their #experimental craziness that nearly always pays off and Rocky Ridge (who being from WA and me, being a Victorian I know basically nothing about). Peach Invasion was a 6.3% NEIPA, while the Baby Peach variant is only 4.0% (at one stage 4.5%) and therefore much less boozy than most other popular brews in this style.
This lack of #Booze taste (or spirit breath, as it has become known in my drinking circles) makes this little #Hazy very easy to drink and let you really focus on the soft and juicy peach flavors within.
If the beer had no bitterness at all then it wouldn’t be too hard to convince me I was drinking Lemonade with fresh cut fruit floating on the top.
Perhaps this beer could evolve, or lower itself (depending on your thinking), into a spider with decorative mint leaf.
The aroma is solid and as advertised, peaches.
There are notes of passionfruit, cut grass and tartness.
The flavors here are all about the fruit and not so much the beer.
The mouth is incredibly succulent and soft, hitting the center and sides of the tongue with just enough acidity to make you think you’ve cracked open a can of SPCs finest.