Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 4 May 2008.
This is 55, a DIPA. Pacing myself before I hit up the 85 TIPA!
Sorry, the TIPA was the beer I meant. The 55 is pretty good, isn't it.
Anyhow, meet Pam, she's a Pressure Drop spring seasonal sour. It's more a Saison than a sour but a Spring seasonal Saison doesn't quite work as a description.
My starter last night, lovely
California dreamin. West coast IPA from cross bay brewing Co. 5.7%. Really easy going pale ale, could get through a few of these after today, that's another story. + a big mistake. Gotta get back for the football tho,.
The very observant will notice an ant to the left of my pint. Rather appropriately, I'm drinking Little Creatures*.
* I've actually seen a solitary ant on this same table before. As I'm in the Montague Arms, I've christened my drinking companion Monty. No idea where he's got to now though....
Edit: it's ok, he's back, he was just having a little run around...
Tonight's theme is Danish beer. The one in the middle is a Pressure Drop NEIPA called Play the Dane, recommended to me by Nathan in the bottle shop. The grey and red cans around it, given the imaginative respective titles Red and Grey are DIPAs from a Cloudwater and Dry and Bitter collaboration. D&B are a Danish brewery NE of Copenhagen.
Duvel trip hop Citra (yet to see the Ltd Ed. one), lovely stuff.
Angry Mouse Golden Ale, super refreshing beer, zesty as per label.
The perfect drink for this forum........
This went down a treat after walking up Snowdon last weekend...
Badger's The Cranborne Poacher, reduced to just 90p in Sainsbury's for no apparent reason.
Described as a rich and fruity ruby ale, which I'd agree with. Quite possibly the best bottle I've had in a good while and I can understand why it's a gold award winner.
After an Anglo-Danish night, I'm now having an Anglo-Swedish afternoon. Now at London Calling Sweden sampling a Poppels' New England Pale. There's a NEIPA on the list but it'll look the same....
Is that Poacher's Choice under a new name?
It could be - Poacher's Choice isn't listed on their website any more and it looks like the marketing department have been busy updating the branding across the range:
Regardless of that it's a cracking beer and I'll keep an eye out for it again, although at 5.7% it's not a session ale. I wish I'd emptied the shelf of it yesterday.
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