Salopian continue their black label series with a White IPA brewed with Ekuanot, Mosaic and Centennial.
And what a super beer it is.
Biased I may be because their my old mates, but I’ll always be honest, as I was when I said their beer with oranges from a year or so ago wasn’t very good.
It wasn’t, but this is lovely.
It pours a pale gold with a frothy white head and smells like a fresh fruit salad with a few basil and mint leaves sprinkled on top.
There’s a soft and supple, creamy malt body that packs in caramel wafers with honey biscuits and French bread, it’s smooth and round and it sits beautifully underneath the lime zest and mango, lemon rind, steely herbal leaves and orange marmalade of the hops.
All this sharp and zesty brightness culminates in a long and tongue tinglingly bitter, dry finish.