Wayfarer IPA is an American IPA brewed by Green Man Brewery, and for the purposes of this review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.
The IPA pours a mostly-clear marigold and is topped by a thick off-white cap of soapy foam. Looks amazing but the head only holds briefly.
The aroma of hops is slightly sweet with a tropical fruit scent.
The palate showcases more bite. Taste begins with a flash of biscuit malt before abruptly shifting to grassy and herbal hop flavors. Finishes dry and bitter with grapefruit. Malt asserts itself as the beer warms.
Its feel is smooth and chewy with a medium body and less-than-moderate carbonation. Finishes dryly.
The Wayfarer IPA is so easy to drink. Sure, the ale tastes quite bitter at first but the palate attains greater balance as the beer warms. That being said, there’s more than enough bite for the hopheads and others will appreciate that backbone.