Vibrant Forest Brewery Misty Woods (6%)

Brewed in collaboration with Clapton Craft, this is an, “Autumn Haze IPA,” and I have to admit that it does feel kind of Autumnal.
It’s something to do with the brown crunchy leaves and woody tobacco of the hops I guess, that mix of Simcoe and Citra that brings resinous woody goodness and a sharp lemony kick.
The London Fog yeast adds an extra layer of lightly spiced, peppery fruit while the malt, heavy with wheat, creates a big creamy body, laden with toffee and honey, pancakes and bread crusts.
and then there’s the deliciously rich apricot jam of the aroma, just the kind of treat to have on warm toast when you’ve come in from the cold of a dark Autumn evening.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

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Borough Market Borough Wet Hop IPA (4.3%)

Brewed on behalf of Borough Market by Beak and Villages, this beer has been made with hops grown in Borough Market and brewed fresh from picking.
And it’s a great little beer.
There’s a toffee and baguette, honey and waffle malt body, subtly sweet and with a little salty edge added by the yeast, and over this Borough Market’s hops sing.
Lemon sherbet and lime zest, green apples and nettle tea, rolling tobacco and garden herbs slapping you with bright fresh, prickly and pithy colours.
It’s very good indeed.
Find it, buy it, drink it.
Yum.

Source: Borough Market

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Siren Craft Brew Feed The Fire (7.4%)

This, a collaboration with Collective Arts, is a straight ahead West Coast IPA and my first try of Siren in a can.
It’s a great big fruity thing, a beer that’s crisp and clean and packed with melon and peach, lemon, lime and tangerine, and a full fisted hit of pithy herbal greenery.
And then there’s the soft and subtle caramel sweetness of the malting.
You find yeasty bread dough, honey coated brioche and a sticky toffee kiss that just takes the edge off the long bitter and superbly dry finish.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

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Abbey Dale Brewery Iced Tea Dead People (4.6%)

A Pale Ale brewed with peaches, Sencha Tea and hibiscus, this is a an absolute delight of a beer.
The aroma is a lightly spiced floral bouquet and the beer pours a soft peachy gold.
Taking a swig you find that the peaches wash about all over the beer, juicy and fresh, fleshy and satisfying, you can almost feel the fuzz of their skins, while the tea is dry and pithy, with a fragrant sandalwood dryness that puckers your lips.
El Dorado hops add a bright flash of lime leaves and lemon sherbet, zingy and sharp, bringing a zing to the long dry and rather fun prickly finish.

Source: Abbeydale Brewery

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Durham Brewery Goslar (4.5%)

Goslar is a Fruit Gose brewed with orange and lemon peel, mango juice, coriander and of course, salt.
There’s a sharp fruity aroma as you pour with a floral bouquet building around the edges.
The malting is gentle and smooth, with runny honey and brioche made lightly spicy by the background hum of yeast.
The hopping adds a subtle swipe of pithy greenery while the fruit juice and peel create a bright tartness that’s kept away from becoming sour by the lick of salt in the finish.

Source: Durham Brewery

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