Name: Spirit Visions
Brewers: Knotted Root Brewing Company (United States)
Style: Hazy IPA
Review Year: 2022
Spirit Visions is an “Unfiltered double dry-hopped IPA” brewed with American 2-row, flaked oats, and white wheat by Knotted Root Brewing Company in Colorado. This Hazy IPA features Simcoe, Waimea, Motueka, and Amarillo hops. Reviewed in November 2022.
This beer is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (21C) in the context of the 2021 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). The most current version can be found on the BJCP website.
Hazy straw; white head with fair retention. Moderate ripe pineapple and lemon peel dominated the aroma with some floral and subtle oaty malt to add complexity. Medium-bodied;medium-low carbonation. Flavor profile mirrored the aroma with fairly high impressions of ripe pineapple, lemon peel, subtle resin. Supportive oaty, wheat bread malt backbone was noted. Moderate bitterness; very low sweetness/quite dry. Concluded with lingering resin, oat, and bitterness.
Spirit Visions is a dry yet flavorful Hazy IPA by the Nederland-based brewery. Malt profile was distinct, which was noted to be a medley of oats and wheat bread, without overshadowing the vibrant hop qualities. We found this beer to be an easy-drinking one due largely to its moderate bitterness and dryness. We could imagine this beer having more bursting aromas if served on tap; but, overall, Spirit Visions to us is an excellent take on the style.