Reviewed by Peter M.
The Color of Math by Celestial Beerworks, collaboration with Laser Brewing and Secret Beach Inspired Ales
Style: Hazy Double IPA
Hops: Strata, Galaxy and Cryo Ekuanot hops.
If anyone of these brewers brews a hazy IPA, I absolutely want to try it. When they all get together for a collaboration, you know I’m all over it. All expectations I had for this beer were met and exceeded. First, I was shocked that it was not “green” and did not have any hop burn, even though it was released two and a half weeks after it was brewed.
The mouthfeel of the beer is perfect. Pillowy soft and smooth. Drinks more like a Triple IPA, which is nice.
Celestial is using Strata hops in many of their IPAs these days and that hop is really becoming one of my more favorite hops. If you are not familiar with the hop, it almost a cross between passion fruit, mango, and pot. The Galaxy and Cryo Ekuanot hops provide a lot of heavy fruit notes themselves, mainly peach, citrus, passion fruit, and melon. You get a lot of each of these in The Color of Math. Again, shocked at the lack of hop burn that seems to be accepted as the norm these days.
There is really nothing negative to say about this beer. For the style, it is pretty flawless.