Beer of the Week

Beer of the Week – Omnipollo & Tired Hands: Mexican Vanilla Pina Colada Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Omnipollo collaborating with Tired Hands
Beer Name: Mexican Vanilla Pina Colada Milkshake IPA
Style: Milkshake IPA
Size: 500ml
Alc/Vol: 7.2%
Std. Drinks: 2.7
Hops: Mosaic & Citra
Additions: Oats, Lactose Sugar, Madagascan Vanilla Beans, Toasted Coconut & Pineapple

Thoughts: This beer smells like Vanilla Lip Smackers! Which, I didn’t realise were still a thing – Talk about a childhood throwback! It’s medium-bodied, sweet but not syrupy, and has a lovely juicy pineapple-y flavour – kind of like a pineapple juice popper. The vanilla really lingers at the back of the throat. It’s not overly milky like some other lactose IPAs I’ve had, so it doesn’t have that same creamy mouthfeel. It’s also not overly hopped, so not a very classic IPA profile. It’s really nice. Odd, but nice. It’s definitely a share beer for me – it’s a bit too sweet for a full one

Rating (out of 5): 🍺🍺🍺

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