Mr Banks Brewing Co IPA


27971809_814667105384103_6306781245678578328_n“We all know IPA’s are all about the Hops & Truck Loads of them. Bitter? Of course! Hoppy? You Know It!! ENJOY.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Nice bright amber/orange hue with a slight Hop haze. Two fingers of foamy head forming on top, good retention and good lace work down the glass.

Aroma: Certainly favouring the tangy orange citrus – sugar coated orange, tangerine, mandarin etc. Unripened pineapple, white peach and mango also getting a good look in. A bit of spice maybe…fennel seed, subtle pepper. The malts are bready, just a hint of sweetness creeping in. Decent.

Flavour: Taste follows the nose without as much intensity though unfortunately. Definitely getting the tangy orange notes out in front. Grapefruit, citrus rind, grassy hop – all the usual suspects. It all mellows in to a dry, semi spicy finish with good length in the tail.

Mouthfeel: Dry, bitter, a little warming (6.4% ABV). Mild-moderate body, assertive bitterness. Customary texture really.

Overall: Neither here nor there. We’ve heard really good things about this IPA but it hasn’t really wowed us. Guess that’s the downside of high expectations. Look, it ain’t a bad drop by any means it’s just an everyday IPA.