Boombox Brewing – Synth Wave DIPA

Overview

Boombox Brewing – Synth Wave DIPA Review

With Boombox brewing out of Parallel 49 these days, they have had the opportunity to brew in larger amounts and bring back some of their “one hit wonders” that sold out in a flash when brewing out of Callister in 2017. The Synth Wave is just one of recent releases that has been recreated with just a hint more alcohol (8.5 vs 8.2), and the addition of Motueka hops from New Zealand, along with Citra and Mosaic hops.

The colour is a very hazy,opaque copper colour with a lucious off white head that disappears quite quickly – to be expected with an 8.5% beer.The aroma is a tropical fruitbowl ; pineapple, guava, mango with citrus notes, and it pours like a very creamy milkshake. While there is a lot of fruit sweetness, there is enough hop bitterness to balance the mouthfeel. But at the high alcohol level, this beer is best sipped and savoured!

  • (4.2)
    Appearance
  • (3.8)
    Aroma
  • (3.6)
    Palate
  • (3.6)
    Flavour
  • (3.8)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.8

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Copper
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Hazy
  • Balance: Very Hoppy
  • Drinkability: This One's For Sipping
  • Enjoyment: enjoyed the hop profiles!
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity, Citrusy
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Stone Fruit: Apricot, Peach etc
  • Palate: Pulpy, Juicy

Summary

The Synth Wave is a recent releases that has been recreated with just a hint more alcohol (8.5 vs 8.2), and the addition of Motueka hops from New Zealand, along with Citra and Mosaic hops.

 

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