Arbor Ales Don’t Call Me Baby (8%)

I’ve not had any beer from Arbor Ales for ages and boy oh boy what a way to get back into them.
At 8% ABV this Pink IPA is a monster.
A beautiful monster.
Pouring a viscous amber with a decent head, it smells of mango and peaches and cheap jelly, this is a fun beer with a massive drunken punch, and though the beer doesn’t look particularly pink, it doesn’t half look good.
Where it lacks in appearing pink it makes up a thousand fold by tasting of nothing less than eating pink grapefruit.
And I mean really like eating pink grapefruit.
There’s a burned sugar malty roundness but it’s way in the background, this is a half a grapefruit doused in demerara sugar with a splash of rum and a handful of bouquet garni rubbed into its flesh.
Greenery moves around the edges of this beer and provides a delicious body that takes the harshness away, and then there’s a finish  made from the dryest, most leafy sexiness you could imagine.
It’s good to have Arbor back in my glass.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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