Big and bright and bold, Brick’s mango packed DIPA feels fresh and summery.
The peachy coloured beer smells of tropical fruit punch and the beer sits foaming sexily in my glass while I put a record on.
I chose something equally poppy and summery, something to take the edge off this dull grey damp April afternoon, before sitting back and taking a big mouthful.
There’s an immediate rush of fleshy mango, sparkling lemonade, and some very good tobacco woodiness, everything is tightly focused, pin sharp, zingy and zesty, and all this hoppy joy is held up by a solid runny honey and toffee biscuit malt base.
As I work my way through the beer, the record jangles and chimes, all sunshine guitars and classic pop tunes and the beer’s alcohol slowly builds pushing the fruitiness of the finish into a great big wallop of joy.
Source: Imperial Beer Club