Tasted 25 August 2009. 500ml bottle, 5.3% Alc/Vol.
This is what I would call a session IPA. While it will still be a bit much for some, this is a lighter, friendlier style of IPA and quintessentially English.
Light amber in colour with a small head. Peachy and floral aromas combine with a spicy “green” hop character.
The palate is very English; soft, malty and quite hoppy and on the lighter side. Spicy hop bitterness attacks mid palate with plenty of slightly sweet malty character towards the back then a nice lingering bitterness again. This is a lovely beer with balance and approachability, something I personally could sit down to a “few” of.