This is an “Authentic Old English IPA,” and it’s rather good.
There’s a rich aniseed, dandelion, chive and lemon juice hopping that jumps out at you right from the off.
Underneath this initial hit you get some pithy mown lawns and a handful of gooseberries.
All of this hoppy goodness is rounded out by a sticky toffee pudding of a malt, biscuits and caramel, honey and brown sugar.
East India hits you hard with hops and then goes all sweet and yummy, satisfying in its chewiness, but just when you think it’s over the finish bites you with a long, crisp bitterness.
Very good indeed.
Source: Best Of British Beer