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30-05-2012, 07:30
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I have previously spoken in glowing terms of Hawkshead Brewery's offerings, they seem to be a brewery that can turn their hands to any style of beer, be it strong or weak, dark or light. I am always happy to find their beers on a bar. Usually their output is concentrated on their regular beers, not that there is anything wrong with that, but occasionally they brew something new.

This week I have come across their 'US PA'. It is a stunning beer. A 'proper' IPA, 6% gives it lots of body, and the strength to carry off its hop combination. As would be expected, the hops used are all American varieties, Cascade, Simcoe, and Columbus. The beer has a fruity nose, and the combination gives a massive hit of citrus fruits on the tongue, and a fine citric-bitter finish.

Surprisingly, I first came across the beer in 'Spoons, but have since found it in the Grove, both times the beer was on excellent form, and very moreish, which is dangerous for a beer of its strength. Another classic beer from a classic brewery.

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