DDH Patternist is a Triple IPA, and a damned good one at that.
Pouring as thick as paint, the smell is a soft mandarin sorbet, while the foamy head sits fuzzy in my glass.
There’s a chewy, creamy malt body that’s full of toffee and wafer biscuits, buttery pancakes and runny honey that forms a solid base for the beer and the hop attack that follows.
Celery and scallions, mango, pomegranate and papaya start things off with an equally green and pithy, fruity and fleshy blast, before lemon sherbet and pine needles, tobacco and marmalade bring a resinous woody yet sweet and bitter wave. And while this is going on the London III yeast adds its own lightly salted earthy fruitiness and the alcohol creates a clean gin warmth to the soft bitter sweet finish.