A little while ago I made the decision not to review Polly’s beer, for no other reason than however good they are they taste like Polly’s beer, which doesn’t leave a lot else to say.
But this DDH DIPA has made me want to say a few words.
Brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe and El Dorado hops, and the gentlest, yet totally “there” malt bill, it was the white rum heat that warmed but didn’t burn that had me reaching for my notes.
The malting is super soft, all caramel and ice cream cornets, it brings a honey and vanilla aroma and a sweet smooth body, while the hops create a big thicket of bramble and nettles, mango, guava, lemon curd and orange marmalade.
It makes for a beer that feels big yet gentle, sharp and brittle yet round and boozy.
This is well worth writing about.