Hawkers Beer IIPA


47576488_996012953916183_7474055793046716416_n“It’s all about the hops. Big, fruity, flavourful. Unmistakably a huge IPA.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Amber with a slight haze. It holds its two finger head well and makes a mess of our glass as we go.

Aroma: Absolutely popping with dank pine resins, orange citrus, grapefruit, candied lemon and peppery spice. Nice presence of boozy and soft fleshy fruits i.e paw paw, rockmelon, papaya etc. Strong malt sweetness underlining it all.

Flavour: Amazing balance for a 9% IIPA. We get grapefruit, orange peel, mixed citrus and dank resinous pine mingling with the rich and sweet malts. The bitterness climbs but levels off nicely in to a warm and spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth with a bit of a tickle from the booze. Bitterness (100 IBU) developing in the swallow. Medium body and perfect co2.

Overall: It only occurred to us midway that we’ve already reviewed this beer. Well, that was last year’s edition and this is this year’s…and it’s now in a can! Any reason to drink a quality IIPA huh?! 😉