For my 1st beer of Xmas by true love sent to me…
Honest Brew ‘Riwaka Hop IPA’ (personalised label edition) (5.3% ABV / 330ml)
So after weeks of planning the big day is finally here. After a couple of warm up beers (Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing & New World IPA by Northern Monk) the time had arrived to tuck into the much-awaited first beers of the #12BeersofXmas…
The beer poured a light golden colour with medium carbonation, a solid head and a lovely ‘craft haze’. Initially there are big tropical aromas and on the first sip this is matched with equally big tropical flavours. Lime, pineapple and maybe some grapefruit coming through and giving way to a syrupy sweetness and subtle bitter after taste.
I was left with a semi-dry finish and the sweet, tropical tones are turning almost floral as it nears the end of the glass.
Overall, a really smooth, tropically laced IPA which certainly left the palate wanting for more.
#12BeersOfXmas – leave a review of your beer for today below (or a link to your blog) and your Twitter name so we can give you a shout out. Merry Beermas!