After trying this in the can we had to get a couple of growlers for a proper tasting.
Earl Grey IPA.
This is a beer with a worldwide love affair blending US and NZ hops with an Australian dry hop and Chinese inspired tea finishing with an English malt back bone.
Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (5 / 5)
One hundred and fifty years ago the new bitter beer style, Pale Ale, was so popular that brewers had to import Californian hops to meet demand. Meantime London Pale Ale continues that tradition by combining lots of American Cascade and Centennial hops to give it a complex citrus aroma and buckets full of local Kentish Goldings to provide the bitterness that makes the style so refreshing. Together they conspire to assail the nose with a complex, heady mix of spearmint, grass and ‘hop sack’ aromas, fruity citrus flavours and a bitter finish that makes pale ale drinking a truly rewarding experience
Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.5 / 5)
No information yet about this new brew from Wild Weather except that its a 5% Red IPA.
We can only assume that it is named after the Pleaser Seduce 443 Red Patent Court Shoes. Not sure whether the name was Ian or Mike’s idea 🙂
Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (4.5 / 5)
Our friends at Wild Weather Ales have finally got their canning operation up and running with excellent results. The cans are all works of art in themselves, and they have even improved some of their most popular beers in preparation for the canning run.
One new one that they brought to my attention was this cracker of a beer, Storm In A Teacup, an Earl Grey IPA. At 6% avb the trendy craft beer sized can still packs a punch.
The whole brew went into the cans but hopefully we will get a draft sample to try so that we can rate it 🙂
Full-bodied and highly hopped, this award-winning ale is packed with rich flavours and marmalade zestiness.
Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.8 / 5)