Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
Vertex’s bright clarity displays the deep copper color beautifully while it’s eggshell cap of foam lays thick lacing on the glass for a sexy looking beer!
Destihl’s Vertex IPA has such a pungent hop aroma, it’s almost like taking a whiff from a bag of hop pellets; green and earthy with grass notes and floral attributes. A solid malt backbone provides some balance of honey sweetness with thick, golden toast.
Mango and honeydew escape the aroma but big hop fruitiness explodes on the tongue upon the first sip. Lighter earthy tones follow up but the beer’s hop profile does a near 180 from its aroma. Malt ‘balance’ is still there, however; golden toast and a touch of light sweetness.
Smooth malt sweetness gives the beer a little beef to it before sharp and dry bitterness arrests the tongue on the finish – dead on for the style.
A really solid IPA, Destihl’s Vertex brings the hop punch through and through with an in-your-face aroma, fruity flavor, and lasting bitterness on the tongue. Well done to say the least.
Score: 86 / 100 – Wonderful