Don’t be put off by the can telling you that this is a, “Sour IPA,” as I initially was.
The only sourness, and it’s more a light tartness really, comes in the form of the extremely fresh and meaty blueberries and blackberries.
The beer pours a delightful ruby red and smells of home made jam, and taking a swig you initially find a comfortingly round and chewy shortbread and honey malt base, made smooth and creamy and given a hint of vanilla by the addition of lactose.
The hopping is sharp and steely, all pithy green leaves and sapling wood, hille the fruits are, in a nutshell, fruity.
Lots and lots of red berry flavours pop and ping over your tongue as you drink.
Oh, I should mention that this is a collaboration with the Wylam gang.