I had decided not to write about this beer when I opened it, but as soon as I took my first swig I changed my mind.
You see, this is a sensationally made IPA.
Part of Burnt Mill’s Dual Hop range, the beer uses a subtle but solid malt base that creates a honey, shortcake and salted popcorn body, just enough of a base to make the beer feel smooth and round without detracting from the grace of hops on show.
And what a show it is, with Moutere (a new hop variety to me) and Mosaic giving a fresh zesty aroma and a flavour packed with grapefruit, lemon zest, green grapes, basil and just the lightest hint of thyme.
This is a big fresh and super dry, crisp and clean beer that really is worth hunting down.