Shankar IPA - Great Heck Brewing Company Ltd.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB date unknown, served mildly-chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: pours a bright amber colour with great clarity, mild carbonation, and a thin light-beige head to last.
S: an acute tinge of candy-ish, burned-sugary and buttery sweetness from the malts and diacetyl dominates the nose, on top of secondary notes of ripe melons, peach, sultanas, and sweet citrus more like Cascade or Styrian Goldings hops. Like “Citra” from the same brewery, the diacetyl contributes considerable sweet buttery elements to the nose, making the aroma somewhat unbalanced.
T: softly fizzy, the entry shows mainly apple-ly, flowery and citric fruitiness on a par with semi-sweet pale malts, soon engulfed by an assertive wave of aromatic bitterness with much undertones of Styrian Goldings which develops fast to overpower all other residual flavour elements, rendering a semi-chewy and dry-ish bitter finish.
M&O: not particularly smooth, this slightly fizzy beer remains medium bodied and shows a pretty decent performance of the hop bill, all in all a zesty bitter IPA very easy to drink, despite the buttery interference on the nose (which is, surprisingly, hard to pick up on the palate).
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 21:05:31 | More by wl0307
Shankar IPA from Great Heck Brewing Company Ltd.
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