Allendale Brewery Wilderness (6.5%)

It’s nice to see Allendale in cans and it’s even nicer when the can contains a lovely little IPA that sits in my glass an inviting bright gold with a wispy little head and fills my nose with Juicy Fruit chewing gum and melon balls.
There’s a delightfully soft caramel and honey, ice cream cornet and wafer malt at work in here, it’s got just enough bite to keep the beer feeling full bodied and it brings out a little salty yeast kick at the beer’s edges.
Add to this a whole bunch of hops – Cascade, Centennial, Zeus and Citra to be exact – and you’re heading for a great big bowl of citrusy fun.
Lemon curd and lime zest, mango, kiwi, some woody tobacco, sherbet and a tiny lick of chive leads you to the sharp and zingy finish that’s tempered by some warm brown sugar.

Source: Ales By Mail

About Simon Williams

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