47574xeCD (614) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Brewery Tap.
Poured slightly hazy amber orange with white head. Nose is pine citrus pepper hoppy, taste is biting hoppy bitterness, malt fruit salad malt and hint of lemon. Hoppy bitter finish. Damn nice
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 1) 330ml, Beer Gonzo. Sorry, tried to add this as a session IPA but I just couldn’t do it. Burnished orange with an initially high white foam. Nose kumquat, lemon sherbet, some souring rhubarb, deep grassy suggestions. Big Mallinsons fruit Salad chew hop flavour with hairy chlorphyll, red apple, melon, blackcurrant and robust underpinning monkey nut malts. Hugely balanced and likeable; the tropical-husk combo puts me in mind of Mallinsons, dare I say Kernel. Chewy and complex at modest strength. Shit, maybe ’session IPA’ actually does exist after all. Fine brew. Just need a third Cov micro and we’ve got a scene going...738315.
2) If this was Wiper and True or Mallinsons I’d be singing about it, so why not? Enticingly perfumed waft of Fruit Salad chew, guava, passion fruit and peach and satsuma jellies pushing a 9. Fine soapy and floral hop flavour swaying with dragon and passion fruits over a sensible rock solid chaffy malt base. Lingers with delightful insinuations of roasted nut and belched flowers. Slightly cheesy and pissy in its hop intensity. Best brew yet out of Cov?