Nomcraft Fancy Spoon is a 7% from Nomcraft Brewing, based in Aridagawa, in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draught lineup, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Nomcraft Fancy Spoon is brewed using Cashmere, Huell Melon, Idaho 7, and Mosaic hops.
- Alcohol : 7%
- Style : American IPA
- Hops : Cashmere, Huell Melon, Idaho 7, and Mosaic
- IBU : 53
- Availability : N/A
- On Sale : From August 2022
- Size : 330 ml
- Price : 600 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Light pine aroma with some grapefruit and a light peach and strawberry when warm.
- Notable Tastes : Bitter but smooth. Grapefruit at first along with a pine note and a peach flavour. Low sweetness.
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon : Aroma & Taste
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon poured out a slightly hazy golden colour with a little bit of white head on top – I know what that picture shows but I was really trying to get as much beer into the class. It didn’t stop the aroma coming off though with a light pine dankness followed by some grapefruit citrus nose too. There was a peachiness to the nose which at first I attributed to some off flavours from some stressed yeast but it seems to be from the hops. Once Nomcraft Fancy Spoon had warmed up, there was a little bit of strawberry that came through which, while peculiar, is usual with Huell Melon hops.
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon started with a bitterness that smooth and fleeting, and gave way to some more of the familiar flavours that were in the nose – grapefruit and some pine notes. The peach flavour was again noticeable in the body as Nomcraft Fancy Spoon warmed up. It wasn’t unpleasant but I am not a big fan of peach notes in beers as sometimes they can be attributed to off flavours from yeast – a bit of a warning sign. There was a low sweetness to the beer, enough to be noted but not enough to detract from the hops.
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon : The Bottom Line
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon is a drinkable and smooth IPA – ticks all the right boxes if you like peaches as well.
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon : Where to Buy
Nomcraft Fancy Spoon can be bought online at the following places: