It looks from the signs of it that my dwarf hop plant is coming back for another year!
After a rather successful crop last year that enabled me to homebrew an impressive one gallon batch of CWG IPA the wee thing has sprung into action in spring.
Very excited to see what harvest I can get this summer with it being its third year. Still drinking the CWG IPA from last year, here’s hoping I get the priming right this time and so it’s better than this.
London Pale Ale – Meantime Brewing – 4.3%
A complex mix of hops in this bad boy. Cascade and Centennial hops for the aroma, then loads of local Kentish Goldings for a bitter refreshment. It claims a lot but doesn’t really deliver to be honest. Disappointed after all that hop-buildup. 4/10
You may remember that the elves down at Ales by mail managed to muddle up 7. Here it is in all its glory.
Alechemy Brewing – Talisman – 4.1%
Having used cascade as my first ever adventure into hops with my home brewing I have come rather fond of it. This lager is complemented with a moderate bitterness that while not pulling at the tongue allows the cascade hops to give a good kick.
Hawkshead Brewery – Sundown – 4.5%
Lovely hoppy red ale with cascade, citra and simcoe hops bringing some powerful fruit tastes to the party. Great to drink and a solid 8/10.
Discworld ales – Bledlows silence 5.5%
I am already starting to struggle to keep up with this daily beer intake. Today’s beer is a delicious IPA, being a fan of simcoe hops it was always going to go down well. Lovely grapefruit and citrus tastes backed up with a hint of aroma. The after taste is a bitter rascal that sucks you back in for more.
This bad boy is in the lead with a 7.5/10