Abbeydale Brewery Deliverance – Ekuanot, Amarillo & Centennial (9.0%)

This can of beer arrived today.
It came off the canning line yesterday.
That’s pretty much as fresh as you can get without sitting in the brew house and drinking it straight from the fermenter.
So I stuck it in the freezer for an hour and then let it rest in my beer fridge because a beer this fresh doesn’t come along that often and I didn’t want to wait.
Deliverance is Abbeydale’s DIPA, and each time it’s brewed a different combination of hops are used.
This time you get Ekuanot, Amarillo and Centennial bursting from the can and forcing your face into endless depths of resinous pine and woody rolling tobacco, lemon curd and lime zest, prickly nettles and fleshy peach.
The aroma is lightly spiced mango and there’s a big sexy malt body that’s gooey and chewy, brown sugar syrup sweetness and a honey brioche thickness that’s pushed along by the crisp and clean, almost gin like quality of the alcohol warmth.
As you head towards the finish there’s a singeing sharp bitter dryness that cuts across the beer and leaves you refreshed and thirsty and a little bit tipsy.
Simply astonishing.

Source: Abbeydale Brewery

About Simon Williams

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