Verdant / Howling Hops 8 Mansions

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Brewed by Verdant Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Falmouth, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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First released February 2017. Keg and can.

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niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Can from Hopwater Cellar, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden murk. Very well hopped easy drinking chewy DIPA. Good stuff

3.5
zimbo (974) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Looks good and has a decent supple body but where is the complexity? And most importantly, where are the hops? Comes actpss more as a pale ale than a double or Impetial IPA.
A decent trainer DIPA I guess.

3.5
ciocanelu (3000) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 18, 2017
Hazy bright golden color with off-white head. Aroma has herbal hops but also some alcohol. Taste follows with dry hops and alcohol, really clean malt. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Overall it’s quite nice and easy drinking but there’s a bit of alcohol presence.

3.6
JackMandarin (467) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2017
Can from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours pretty clear.....most unexpected from the normally fuzzy Verdant. Light gold. Tight and fine white head. Aroma has a fair whack of booze on the nose from the start. Lots of tea bread malt with a hint of banana. Juicy marmalade oranges. Some musky pineapple. Faint grapefruit. The heat from the alcohol is really prevalent in the tasting too. It really lingers and messes with your palate. Drying. Spicy cracker malt. Dark marmalade with a lemon twist. A little tropical mango juice. Seriously bitter. Peppery and dry in the finish. Soft, thick carbonation. Full mouthfeel with smoothness that battles against that rough alcohol. Not my favourite IPA of the moment by any means.........

4
CraftBeerNick (2869) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2017
Can at home in Barbados, 10th April 17. Pours golden, not much head. Aroma is tangerine, light citrus, very pleasant. Taste is light pine, tangerine, apricot skin and stone, bitterness is present and is perfect unlike some of the other EC IPAs lately, the balance with a great malt grain presence is impressive. Otherall this DIPA has great qualities and balance.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Keg at the Cock, 27/03/17.
Golden amner with a decent off white covering.
Nose is caramel malt, light pine needle, straw, bitter orange, toasted bread.
Taste comprises grapefruit, mango, orange marmalade, toasted brioche, light spice, fresh grass.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, closes with lightly aggressive hop bitterness.
Decent enough DIPA ... drinks pretty easily but expected a bit more from these guys.



3.6
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Can at home picked up from caps and taps. A lightly hazed pale golden coloured pour with a lasting fine white head. Aroma is spicy citrus hops, London rind, some hot alcohol, little varnish, sharp citrus. Palate is semi sweet, rounded, sticky hop, moderate carbonation . Flavour is composed of light grains, little raw grain, spicy lemon rind, citrus, little wood. Assertive relatively clean bitterness. Little rough round the edges.

3.7
Scopey (15862) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Can picked up at Hop Locker. It pours cloudy deep orange with a medium white head. The aroma is rich, sweet, very juicy, peachy, mango, papaya, marmalade, brioche and candied peel. The taste is crisp, dry, some grassy bitterness, mango, peachy pulp. papaya, fruit smoothie, bread, bit of pine, lick of alcohol and minerals with a dry and fruity finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Maybe doesn’t quite sing like some of verdant’s recent offerings, but it is tasty. nonetheless.

3.7
cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Can at salty... Pink amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft tropical fruit nose... Juicy orange passion.. Big sweet juicy fruits

3.6
jamestulloch (4363) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Can from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of toffee and grapefruit zest. Flavour of tinned grapefruit, white sugar and dried orange peel. Medium body with a slick, sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. It’s a decent beer but, for me, it lacks hoppy ’brightness’.


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