Appearance: Daycation IPA presents itself pale golden in color with a solid finger of fluffy white foam resting on top. Held to the light, the color softens even more to expose some straw-colored tones. The body is immaculately clear and displays a bustling carbonation activity. Although stubbornly persistent, the head eventually falls to a thin but complete top cap that sporadically spots the glass with lace.
Aroma: Ripe to overly ripe peaches hit the nose first with a bright, juicy sweetness. This is followed quickly by an interesting mix of mango, pine and grassiness. Things then take a tropical turn as lemon, tangerine and pineapple all raise their hands for roll call. The aroma closes with a lightly-sweet, cracker malt presence. Beautifully dynamic and complex here.
Taste: Papaya and its slightly spicy/peppery seeds delightfully kick off the flavor experience and open up further to expose a wealth of tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, tangerine, sweet orange, cantaloupe and grapefruit are all accounted for. A wave of earthiness then moves in with piney, grassy and floral tones. Consistent with the nose, the flavors subside to expose a wisp of bready malt character.