Category Archives: Beer Review

Polly’s Brew Co. Grow, Deliver & Repeat (7.2%)

If you asked me to describe what I want from an IPA, what an IPA would need to do to make me fall in love with it, this is what I’d say: I want the beer to pour a bright … Continue reading

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Northern Monk Brew Co. 13.04 (8.7%)

This edition of Northern Monk’s Patrons Project is a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Other Half, Equilibrium and Tank Petrol, two are Brewers, the other’s a graffiti artist. But the most important thing to know is that this is … Continue reading

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Brew By Numbers 11 Black (4.6%)

As much as I like BBN this is a really weak offering from them. A Black Session IPA, it pours an alright mahogany colour but its aroma is equal parts treacle and petroleum jelly. The malting has chocolate and coffee, … Continue reading

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Garage Beer Co. Trouble (6.2%)

Full of tangerine and peach, this IPA, brewed in collaboration with Wylam, is a really lovely thing. The beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a little foaming head and smells of oranges and lemon curd. The malting is soft … Continue reading

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Buxton Brewery Sonrisa (4.7%)

Oh dear, Buxton, what have you done? I can’t find anything positive to say about this beer, but it’s so astonishingly bad that I need to write about it. Especially as it comes from what has been for a long … Continue reading

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