BlackHaddock (7674) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
I wrote this on 29th Oct 2011: Need a hop fix, hope this ’live’ review of this IPA does the trick.
Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a Good People badged pint glass: the beer having a best before life running until 31 Jan 2012 (some 3 months away). The US pint glass not being big enough to take the whole bottle.
Looks good, a fine bright amber body with an off-white creamy looking head of tightly knit foaming bubbles.
The smell is all hop, floral, citrus hops: Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade being the three used in this ale.
The hops completely rule the taste, can’t find any malt content showing any sweetness. One of the hoppiest IPA’s I’ve had from a British brewery, nothing as heavy as some of those West Coast hop monsters out of the US, but still very hop orientated. The hops obviously make this a pretty bitter brew, the alcohol level is hidden by that bitterness and it is only as the mouth has completely dried out between gulps that the alcohol appears.
I’m not usually a hop head, but I wanted a hop fix and this certainly did the job. tjsmith (1) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
Better than most ’Brewed-For-Supermarket’ beers this is a really decent IPA with a good aroma and taste. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle at home... Amber... Big white head... Soft woody grapefruit... Soft oily fruits... Citrus orange grapefruit.. Soft easy.. And ok johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle.Golden orange appearance.Some hops are present but not that you would really notice. An attempt to jump on the IPA bandwagon that failed.