26/04/2016 – #craftbeerhour

An unprecedented DOUBLE UPDATE! Sine Qua Non / Twisted Barrel / 4.5% (Session IPA) Eyes: dark amber Nose: strong citrus / pine / caramel Mouth: bitter / caramel / light citrus Notes: A new brewery for me (never even heard of them previously). Branding and general vibe very attractive indeed. This is darker than other […]

19/04/2016 – #craftbeerhour

Skull King / Beavertown / 8.7% (Double IPA) Eyes: orange-amber Nose: orange / blood orange / grapefruit / resinous Mouth: orange / blood orange / grapefruit / resinous / bitter Notes: this is very bitter, but with the caveat that it tastes FANTASTIC. I have literally nothing bad to say about this one. There seems […]

12/04/2016 – #craftbeerhour

High Wire Grapefruit / Magic Rock / 5.5% (grapefruit pale ale) Eyes: dark amber / hazy Nose: grapefruit!!! Mouth: grapefruit / honey¬†/ dry / biscuit Notes: this is somewhat darker than I expected, but the freshness and zest belies the double-IPA dark orange colour. The grapefruit aroma is no surprise, but astonishingly prominent; it’s definitely […]

05/04/2016 – #craftbeerhour

Fade To Black / Weird Beard / 6.5% (Black IPA) Eyes: VERY dark brown Nose: chocolate / coffee / orange / pine Mouth: as above Notes: I am now quite certain (in fact I have been for some time) that black IPAs are my favourite beer style. If I’m permitted to get a little arty […]