Rapture / Magic Rock Brewing / 4.6% (red ale) Eyes: dark amber Nose: grapefruit / red berries / caramel Mouth: as above / very dry finish Notes: red ales are something I’d like to try more of, and there seem to be more of them appearing everywhere (possibly due to an American influence?). I realise […]
IPA / Five Points Brewing Co / 7.1% Eyes: dark amber / very hazy / not much head Nose: bitter / citrusy / caramel / honey / resinous / tropical Mouth: all of the above Notes: I was actually expecting this one to be more vicious than it was – in fact the bitterness and […]
Unfiltered, untreated, haphazard.
Black IPA / Santa Fe Brewing Co / 7.1% Eyes: black / sunburst edges Nose: chocolate / coffee / spicy / citrus Mouth: chocolate / coffee / spicy / caramel / citrus / soft pine Notes: I’m getting predictable now – another spectacular black IPA. This one – from a US brewery I’ve never tried before – […]
Brobdingnagian / Twisted Barrel Ale / 6.0% (vanilla mild) Eyes: black with ruby highlights / luxuriant head Nose: toasty / nutty / caramel / hint of vanilla Mouth: as above Notes: and so the Twisted Barrel trilogy concludes with this robust mild. Unfortunately I’m writing this up in a mad scramble without the benefit of […]
Ok, that was an obvious one, but essential nonetheless. I have a rapidly stacking pile of “leftover” reviews and keep losing opportunities to compile it all together, so there will probably be a few “piecemeal” updates while I sort it all out. However, I felt obliged to write a quick report on my May bank […]
Dr Jekyll’s Last Waltz / Bragdy Heavy Industry / 5.5% (Black IPA with toasted coconut) Eyes: black / opaque / massive head Nose: rich / coffee / chocolate / liquorice Mouth: bitter / chocolate / coffee / liquorice / touch of coconut Notes: never heard of this brewery before – purchased on the recommendation of St […]