So when I first thought about doing a rainbow tasting, my first thought was “How am I going to be able to find green and blue beers?!”. I didn’t think it would be a problem finding the other four colour however I knew I would have to search hard to find the two more elusive colours of beer. As luck would have it though, a picture of Way, Way Green popped up on my Instagram feed and so I jumped at the chance and ordered it straight away. When it arrived though, I noticed it wasn’t just the colour that was very different. There was also… something else. There was chunks. Big, white chunks of… something. But we will get to that.
When this was poured, it was true indeed that it was lime green hued but it also had this big chunks of something in the bottle. I never really worked out what they were, as they plopped into the glass and slowly broke up. I have never seen anything like it. I have seen beer with lots of sediment before now but this is the first I’ve ever seen with chunks that I could actually pick up. Now if I had found these sorts of lumps in say a lager I would have never have tried it, but as this was a lime DIPA I thought I had to at least give it a go. The aroma was light and fresh and didn’t show any hints of being sour or something hideously wrong with it. The taste was both lime peel and juice along with mango, melon and lactose leading into to a citrus bitter aftertaste that was medium in longevity. The body was robust, with only a small burn from the 8%.
This was so strange. I mean, the beer itself tasted good. It was an easy to drink DIPA, with lots of lime character. he colour was different but fine but for me, it was the lumps that just made this strange. It wasn’t just in one bottle, but every single one. I don’t know if it was the yeast reacting to the fruit and lactose, but whatever it was it made it look quite unappetising. So in the end and interesting and tasty beer, but maybe one you want to drink with your eyes closed!