Verdant Brewing Co. Howl (7.6%)

Howl is, at leas my can is, a rather feisty DIPA brewed with a London Ale yeast and a barn full of hops.
The beer jumped out of its can a thick soupy each with an enormous billowing cumulonimbus of a head that I had to allow to settle down before I could smell anything.
But when I could finally get a whiff it was well worth the wait as a freshly made tropical fruit jelly aroma wafted up at me.
The malts are soft and chewy, sweet and round, with freshly baked shortbread, honey waffles and oatmeal biscuits that are underpinned by a solidly earthy yeast bite and across the the hops – Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic – run wild, with lashings of lemon curd and mango flesh, papaya, apricot, woody rolling tobacco and some steely herbal foliage that adds a good bitter kick to the fizzy sherbet of the finish.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

About Simon Williams

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