I’m guessing from the name that this is brewed to an old India Pale Ale recipe.
I’m also guessing that Allendale have snuck some slightly more modern hop varieties in as there’s a very nice satsuma bite to the finish and lingering in the smell.
Pouring a warm amber, 1890 IPA smells of citrus fruits in wooden crates.
The malting is wholemeal bread, walnuts and toffee, and the hops whip you with elderflower branches, orchard leaves, nettle tea and mown grass before giving you a handful of fizzy cola sweets to chew while that round orange satsuma bitterness lurks around underneath.
The finish is super dry, super long, super bitter and, well, super.
Another brilliant little beer from Allendale.
Source: Allendale Brewery