Yet another fabulous LOKA POLLY IPA that’s packed with crisp fresh tropical fruit, with lemon rind and pineapple popping up in the aroma and following through into the flavour, where pineapple juice creates a big bold line through the centre of the beer, around which everything else seems to rotate.
There’s a light and chewy waffle and caramel, honey and doughnut malting, but it’s that pineapple along with resinous rolling tobacco, lemon curd, lime zest and orange marmalade that make this so very good.
Brewed in collaboration with Brew York, this is an absolutely brilliant IPA heaving under the weight of its hops.
Nelson Sauvin, Enigma, Galaxy and Citra work as a team to wrestle you to the ground and pummel you with the fresh zestiness of limes and lemons, sharp kiwi, pithy dry green grape skins, gooseberries, metallic herbal greenery and a sticky resinous redwood heart.
It’s big, it’s bright and it’s bold.
Dry as a bone and smelling like a white rum soused fruit salad, this is a hop head’s joy of a beer that’s fortunately balanced by brown sugar syrup, toffee and Victoria sponge from the malting.
Source: Abbeydale Brewery
Brewed in collaboration with Odell, this is a very American IPA that bursts with resinous piney dryness.
It’s sticky and bitter, held together by a solid brown sugar, honey and toasted bagel malt and a little warm brandy booze, it’s the hops that are in charge here.
There’s steely herbal greenery, orange marmalade, rolling tobacco and lemon zest, and all the while that redwood pine thing grows and grows until it takes over in the long bitter finish.
Brewed to celebrate the birthday of local magazine proprietors, Opus, and wrapped in some beautiful artwork by Jim Spendlove, Citizen is an oat heavy NEIPA.
And yes, I know I wasn’t going to write about any more NEIPAs, but this one is a little different.
Instead of the obvious yeasty fruit blast you’d expect from this style, there’s a super creamy vanilla ice cream, caramel and honeycomb malt body followed by a sharp lemon sherbet and lime leaf citrus hit.
All in all Citizen is a super creamy IPA.
Source: Abbeydale Brewery
It’s an odd thing, I don’t like apricots.
But I like the apricot flavours that are sometimes to be found in a nice bright Pale Ale or IPA.
And so to be presented with a beautifully dressed and very well made IPA that includes apricots in the recipe is something I’m very happy about.
There’s not too much apricot in the aroma, it’s more about the pineapple and lime of the hops, but taking a swig you find that jumping out from the soft round caramel, honeycomb, doughnut and bagel of the malts, and the sharp as you like fresh green herbal leaves and sherbet lemon, marmalade and passion fruit of the hops, there’s a dry and fleshy apricot flavour that adds a big blast of bright fruitiness to the long bitter finish.
I still don’t like apricots though.
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