Ridgeway Brewing Oxfordshire IPA (5.5%)

ridgeway-ipaBrewed using whole leaf hops, top fermenting yeast and pale malts, Ridgeway have tried to make as authentic an English IPA as they could.
And it’s very drinkable.
And very English.
From the aroma to the flavour, it’s rather refreshing to smell and taste something like this after so many beers packed with tropical fruity American or New World hops.
The aroma is garden flowers and a lightly spiced honey, almost Belgian Golden Ale smelling (from the top fermenting yeast is my guess), and taking a swig you find a nice caramel wafer biscuit backbone from the malt and lots of soft hedgerow greenery, herbal leaves, a touch of aniseed and mown lawn pithiness.
All this makes for a rather pleasing pint of beer and I for one am enjoying it very much.

Source: Beers Of Europe

About Simon Williams

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