Myself and one of my closest friends have done the hard work, so just the window dressing to go. More to come. Advertisements
Oops, forgot to publish these at the weekend. A little morning stroll around Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Even Keel / Ballast Point / 3.8% Eyes: amber Nose: pine and citrus Mouth: pine and citrus Notes: No surprises when an American IPA tastes very much like slightly malty grapefruit juice in a pine forest, but this is nowhere near a complaint. This is probably the best one I’ve had apart from Sierra Nevada’s […]
Code Black / Hardknott / 5.6% Eyes: black, crimson edges Nose: bitter Mouth: chocolate orange Notes: Contrary to the reverse psychology on the website, I will almost always choose a black IPA when one is available. I like juxtapositions, and the balance between dark roasted indulgence and fresh, spritely tropical/citrus flavours is extremely appealing to […]
Azimuth / Hardknott / 5.8% Eyes: bright orange Nose: zesty/tropical Mouth: tropical/dry Notes: last-minute circumstances led to post-9pm bacon sandwiches to accompany the event, plus I was celebrating good news. Thankfully, this was genuinely lovely. Very, very zesty, tropical, fruity and syrupy, with lots of passionfruit, orange, lime, grapefruit and all the usual suspects. Great […]