Friday, 15 April 2011

IPA (Stringers)

Pours a beautiful caramel Amber, the nose is hoppy, not overpowering, but good hints of floral notes and earthy grassiness.

The opening is a remarkably balanced affair, gentle malt mixed with caramel sweetness and dry bitterness in equal balance. Glimpses of biscuit appear in the middle without being able to upset the balance. The finish is dominated by big Amarillo hops, arriving like a hammer with blow of citrus, pine and a rather earthy almost peppery bitterness.

8/10 A cracking IPA, perfectly balanced and well hopped. The unique Amarillo hops shine through.

A big thanks to Stringers for sending this to review.

You can buy their beers here at mybrewerytap or alesbymail

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