This golden IPA exudes a full hop aroma, with subtle hints of marmalade.
The crisp bitterness lingers on the palate giving a dry finish.
IBC 2018: Gold, BBI 2017: Gold, Eastbourne Beer Festival 2014: Beer of the Festival, BBI 2014: Silver, BBI 2013: Diploma, IBC 2012: Bronze, BBI 2011: Gold
First brewed to mark the Eastbourne Beer Festival in October 2004. A strong, old style India Pale Ale reminiscent of the beers exported across the globe by British breweries during the early nineteenth century.
A classic East India Ale brewed with Admiral Hops.
Light amber in colour, this emboldened IPA has potent hop notes on the nose, suggestive of ripe orange marmalade alongside the sweetness of tinned mandarins. The bold English hop character continues on the palate, with more citrus, plus a grassiness and a restrained sweetness redolent of a Bakewell tart. The finish has a dryness that suggests a witty aside in the pub, a putdown said with affection and compassion.
How about trying it with roast chicken, roast potatoes and peas — the beer adds a succulence to the chicken, with its bitterness cutting through the fat. Also try with crab cakes or even haddock and chips.
Adrian Tierney-Jones: Award-winning freelance journalist, Author, and Beer Writer of the year 2017.