Should have waited to try alongside the verdant version, but just couldn't wait until next week!! Insanely light for the ABV, lovely pine resin sits alongside grassy hops and a pleasing malty backbone which is sometimes lost in big IPAs. Bold and clean
Purchased at Beer No EvilEarned the I Believe in IPA! (Level 60) badge! Earned the 2X (Level 14) badge!
Double new Englands can come out a little too juicy for me but this does bring a fairly sufficient bitter hop finish to balance out things. For a one hop brew it does still pack a decent level of tropical and stone fruit complexity with a big dank vibe.
Purchased at Beer No EvilEarned the Middle of the Road (Level 91) badge! Earned the Brewery Pioneer (Level 92) badge!
As a supermarket IPA its solid but unspectacular. A decent enough bitterness from the hops and there is definitely a citrusy vibe from the citra hops but for the punch that this hop can give this is a fairly light touch example of its use. Ok but linear
Purchased at Waitrose & PartnersEarned the Untappd at Home (Level 95) badge!
Not getting much of the bock or helles vibes here and the strength and sweet maltiness just comes out as a fairly straight forward strong lager. That said, as a strong lager its smooth, pretty crisp and the extra sweetness is well balanced and not cloying
Purchased at Waitrose & Partners
There seems to be a real renaissance for simplified IPAs that still pack reasonable hoppy bitter note but the malt and biscuity style base is also allowed to sing. This is a good example with strong malt and bitter hops. Personally I want a bit more fruit
Purchased at Beer No EvilEarned the For the Can (Level 94) badge!