Name: If I Should Fall From Haze With God
Brewer: BrewHeart (Germany)
Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA
Review Year: 2021
If I Should Fall From Haze With God is a “Double IPA” brewed by BrewHeart from Otterfing, Germany. Inspired by the 1988 album by The Pogues, this hazy and juicy beer features Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Mosaic.
This beer is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA: New England IPA (21B) in the context of the provisional guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) for the said beer style. The most current version of the guidelines can be found on the BJCP website.
Hazy straw, medium-low head. Initially, moderately low mango peel blended with a hint of resin. As the beer settled, the nose evoked a much more interesting bouquet of aromas that included moderate mango peel, passion fruit, floral impressions, and even something akin to strawberry. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation with a soft mouthfeel. Others noted a subtle peppery “hop bite.” Ripe mango, passion fruit, pineapple, and resin dominated the flavor profile with a subtle spice-like impression. Low bready malt supported that wave of hop flavors; semi-dry finish (medium-low residual sweetness). The aftertaste lingered slightly with herbal, resin, and mango peel.
Benchmarked as a New England IPA, If I Should Fall From Haze With God is an excellent beer that showcased juicy fruity hop flavors with a touch of resin. It is a very drinkable or “crushable” beer but others would probably prefer to wait another week or two for the subtle peppery “hop burn” to subside. This character is often attributed to heavily-hopped beers that are very young or fresh. Like in most beers, the aroma gets more fragrant as the beer settles after a while.
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