This may not have the high alcohol hit I’ve come to love in my IPAs, but it’s a pretty good beer nonetheless.
Sitting a warm amber in my glass, the smell is toffee and rosehips.
A chewy caramel and shortcake biscuit makes up the main body of the malts, with some white pepper and a splash of apple juice swimming around the edges.
The hops are good and spiky, all nettle stings, green hazelnuts, mown lawns and garden flowers.
Alnwick IPA’s finish is bitter and dry, crisp and clean, and lingers on your tongue long enough to have you reaching for another mouthful.
Not the most exciting beer I’ll ever drink, but certainly one I could happily spend an entire evening in a pub with.
Source: Alnwick Brewing Co. Ltd.