Nothing like Superflux’s Colour and Shape IPA to lift your spirits on a grey day. I love the amazing fruit notes that explode out of the can when you crack it open; passion fruit, guava, grapefruit, mango, orange, pineapple… Ah, liquid sunshine! The body is soft and full and the flavour is more of the same with a bitter kick reminiscent of bitter citrus with a touch of dank. I think I’m in love all over again!
I was really excited when Scott finally got home from Vancouver today, mostly because he had a care package of special beers for me! Colour and Shape is a North Eastern style IPA from newly renamed Superflux Beer Company (formerly Machine Ales). A burst of tropical aroma hit my nose as soon as I cracked the can – lots of grapefruit, passionfruit and guava. A bit on the dank side of juicy, which I like! Pours a hazy, slightly greenish gold with moderate head and slightly soft carbonation. The taste is as good as the smell – deep juicy tropical/citrus with a warming bitter finish much like grapefruit. I’m curious if any citrus fruit/peel was added to this because the finish is so reminiscent of citrus oil. Only turn off is the light bit of sediment – afterall this is unfiltered – but that grit is flavour country! So good I’m not sure I’m sharing the rest of the 4-pack.