I do like a green hopped beer, and this one is particularly nice.
Brewed with freshly picked East Kent Goldings, this Pale Ale pours a bright gold and smells fresh, fruity and spicy and unmistakably like crushing the fresh hop cones that grow wild just up the road from me between my fingers.
It’s a green, earthy, tangy and delicious smell.
The malts are soft caramel and crusty white bread that provides a solid base over which the hops can sing.
And sing they do.
Big choruses of spiky, zingy green apple skins, some gently musty damp straw, green hazelnuts and birch bark, rosehips, nettle tea and a dandelion leaf pithiness that makes for a finish that’s fresh and crisp and puckeringly bitter.
Yes, I do like a green hopped beer, and this one I like a lot.