Off-Tempo is an experimental range from BAD Co. brewed to explore flavour and style and their milkshake IPA 0518 is a cracking result.
It's a deep golden, slightly hazy ale with a decent sized, loose but surprisingly robust off-white head. I poured it slowly and carefully, leaving just a tiny bit of sediment in the can.
The aroma is a tropical fruit explosion. It's so fruity with notes of pineapple, mango, lemon and grapefruit bursting out of the can the moment it is opened. The overall flavour is juicy tropical fruits but the addition of lactose gives it a smooth, creamy taste and adds some sweetness to the initial bitterness. It's thin bodied with relatively low carbonation but the bubbles are quite prickly and left my tongue pleasantly tingling.
It's a very refreshing and easy drinking IPA. I much prefer a sweet rather than pithy IPA so this one was spot on for me. Hopefully BAD Co. will deem the experiment a success and brew this milkshake IPA again in the future. Ale Be Seeing You!
Brewed by Brewing & Distilling Company Ltd, North Yorkshire
My Untappd score: 4/5