Sail & anchor limited edition ‘devil dodger’ IPA


image“The Bold aromatics of citrus, grapefruit, ripe mango and pine, hallmarks of the IPA style. Speciality malt sweetness and syrupy, piney hop notes balance to create a smooth, satisfying brew.”

We weren’t real fans of this brewery at first, the core range of craft beer was like home brew but since they have embarked on their limited edition series producing beers like ‘the bloke’ red ale and ‘jack tar’ imperial stout they’ve gained a bit more respect. This we served in an IPA glass. The deep orange pour produced a tightly held one finger white head that slowly collapsed to a ring of foam on top. Minimal lacing. Lovely vibrant and well balanced aroma offering big resinous hops, pine, caramel, marmalade, orange peel, grapefruit and spice all riding on a caramel malt back bone. In the mouth it felt full bodied and quite frothy with medium-high carbonation. The palate from beginning to end boasts big grassy hops and resinous pine. A decent little tussle between the caramel and spice plays out in the mid-palate delivering a dry, bitter finish with good length. 5.9% ABV is spot on. So far, this is probably this breweries best beer. Nice one.