This. Is. So. Good.
It’s also very very Belgian.
With its big billowing head of foam and its lovely sharp rhubarb and passion flower aroma tinged with a steely yeast, Rhub’ IPA just asks you to drink it.
The malts are soft and chewy, French bread, delicate pastry, honey, white pepper and a pinch of salt, and the hops are full of tropical fruit, sherbet, chewy sweets, red liquorice laces and fresh green herbs.
But it’s the rhubarb and the yeast working together that raises the beer into something really special.
The rhubarb is as fresh as a daisy and very juicy, bitter, almost sour, sharp and clean, and the yeast adds an earthiness that creates a substantial meaty backbone that rumbles around your mouth and underscores the tongue scraping delight of the bitter dry finish.