Deviant is a Pale Ale made with a range of different hops for each brew.
My bottle has a little label on its base that tells me this is Version One which uses Amarillo, Chinook and Citra, and with the passion fruit and sweet pipe tobacco aroma I’m not surprised.
The beer pours a deep gold with a frothy little head and is, I have to say, really good indeed.
There’s a layer of thick and chewy, but not at all cloying, toffee and pancake, caramel and doughnut malts that make the beer feel round and satisfying, and over this those hops give you lemon bonbons, passion fruit and mango, hedgerow greenery and woody rolling tobacco.
All of this goodness ends in a long bitter fizzbomb of a finish.