A brilliant play on words, Hare Trigger is a hazy IPA that does blow your head off regardless of Bugs Bunny pulling the trigger.
Strong by IPA standards at 6.8%, it has a big hop bill with Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe all playing a role to give this IPA a massive impression both in terms of flavour and texture.
It combines dry-hopping and traditional hopping to help the flavours come out even more, giving it the kind of texture of a DIPA with the strength of a single IPA.
Hare Trigger IPA: Taste Test
There's a definite fruitiness to the aroma when you pop the can, with a fragrant, floral aroma too which heightens the anticipation of the flavour that waits. The pour is a beautiful hazy colour which releases the aromas and makes sipping it an even more tantalising prospect.
There is a level of sediment to it which I accidentally took a swig of from the bottom of the can, which is incredibly bitter and somewhat ruined the experience for me. The flavour of the beer though, once my tastebuds had recovered, was quite brash initially with hard carbonation being a feature that stopped a lot of the flavours initially.
Once the fizz subsided, there's a light body that works well with the fragrant, floral flavours that get right into your nostrils. There's fruitiness too it too which gives it some oopmh, along with a dank, resinous flavour underlying from the big hop bill.
The aftertaste is mostly bitter but not unpleasant, and it finishes surprisingly dry.
Hare Trigger IPA: Can Notes
This hare has seen some shit. It looks like a sketch from Sin City and there's a definite feeling that is this hare held you up in an alleyway at night you wouldn't be walking out again. Brilliantly illustrated, the itch-fingered hare stands out well against the bright red label that lets the art do the talking.
I really like the way the information is presented with the contrasting coloured boxes with the name and style in, along with the beer information on the back which is extensive, because an informed drinker is a happy drinker.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.