Brewed in collaboration with Hawkshead, this delicious Double IPA is brewed with spelt in the malt bill alongside the usual barley, wheat and oats.
And what it seems to do, unless it’s psychosomatic on my part, is to bring a light woodiness to the beer.
Where more often than not a high ABV beer is rich and heavy, Thresher feels super light and easy drinking, dangerously so in fact.
There’s a a light vanilla cornet and honey waffle from the malting, the aforementioned woodiness – proper freshly sharpened pencil shavings in fact – and then a big citrus burst from the Galaxy, Mosaic and Citra hops.
You find lemon zest and lime leaves, guava, pineapple and grapefruit all wrapped up in green herbal jackets, and this leads you to a fresh and zingy bitter finish.
This is a very good beer indeed.