Left Handed Giant - New Normal

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Left Handed Giant's New Normal

February 14, 2020

A light and thick fruity floral smell comes out of the can and into the nose, very nice indeed. The following swig certainly has a hoppy push to it, but it's controlled and allows the ingredients to really be appreciated.

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Pomona Island - Pla-Ket Ket Ket-Ket

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pomona Island's Pla-Ket Ket Ket-Ket

February 14, 2020

First smell as I opened the can was just a powerful gose one as those raspberries, blackberries and sloes combine for a fantastic rush up the ol'conk. The following taste was beautiful as some gentle hops transport a perfectly balanced combination of tart, bitter and full fruity flavours that line up in your mouth perfectly.

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Electric Bear & Beatnikz Republic - Udder Option

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear & Beatnikz Republic's Udder Option

February 14, 2020

First smell as I cracked open the can was a malted roast one with a light coffee push. The next sip gave more of those smells onto the tastebuds with a definite chocolate backing that gave a bit more thickness to it. It's not a full mouthfeel, but the balance is nice and the flavours don't overpower eachother.

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Siren Craft Brew - The Bonnie Situation

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Siren Craft Brew's The Bonnie Situation

February 13, 2020

First smell is a really delicious creamy tropical one, very full. The following swig backs it up with some great lactose mouthfeel and a strong mango taste. There's loads of tropical flavours riding some heavy hops that doesn't disappoint with an oomph every time.

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Electric Bear - Serendipity

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear's Serendipity

February 13, 2020

First smell is just a deep, malty one straight up the nose. After that the taste, it's more of those full malts with that lovely port barrel aged flavour definitely coming through. Not going to lie, I don't love the taste, but it's a really interesting beer with those roasted rye malts coating the tongue so richly.

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Electric Bear - Mortis Vitis

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear's Mortis Vitis

February 12, 2020

First smell is definitely a thick and sticky coffee one with some malt bubbling underneath. Have to say the first taste didn't have the body that I was expecting, although that sweet pop from the raisins was there.

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Pressure Drop Brewing - Behind Door Number 3

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pressure Drops' Behind Door Number 3

February 11, 2020

First smell is an almost creamy tropical one that's full of energy. The following taste delivered dry hops bubbling with energy, before that fruity and tropical taste coated the mouth beautifully. Thick flavours without too much pineapple (which I like) and just beautifully balanced...really quality IPA.

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Tiny Rebel x Magic Rock Brewing - Spinning Plates

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Tiny Rebels's Spinning Plates & Polly's Brew Co's 'Dream Like Sequence'

February 11, 2020

Polly's Brew Co - 'Dream Like Sequence'

First smell was a really thick, lactose sensation up the nose with a nice tropical tingle behind it. The next taste had a nice hoppy hit, but well balanced so as not to take away the tropical flavours.

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Gloucester Brewery - American Pale Ale

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Gloucester Brewery's American Pale Ale

February 10, 2020

First smell is a thick tropical one with strong pineapple and just buzzing away underneath. First taste was certainly a hoppy one, but in my opinion too much of one, couldn't really absorb it without readjusting the mouth. Flavours were punchy, full and provided a wake up call, but the slight bitter edge at the back wasn't really to my liking. Alot of oomph for a American pale ale which was a pleasant surprise, but just not quite balanced enough to the quality of ingredients used.

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Left Handed Giant - Go Ahead

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Left Handed Giant's Go Ahead

February 10, 2020

First smell is a fierce tart raspberry one that's just bubbling away and ready to escape. The following taste carries on the first sense with a tart rush that made me give a yelp of enjoyment! Then, a cracking surprise comes at the end with a smooth rhubarb dousing of the sourness...fantastic balance.

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Northern Monk - Patrons Project 16.03 // Haze Outdoors // Ben Nevis // Imperial Stout

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Patrons Project 16.03 // Haze Outdoors // Ben Nevis // Imperial Stout

February 10, 2020

The can has a really good photo of four people gathered on Ben Nevis looking like their conspiring to form a potentially cracking stout... First smell is a deliciously thick chocolate and coffee one, gets the tastebuds going. The following swig gives more of the same taking you straight to flavour country!

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Tiny Rebel - Peaches & Cream

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Tiny Rebels's Peaches & Cream

February 09, 2020

First smell is a feint peachy one (unsurprisingly) with a light hoppy buzz in the background. The following swig delivers a deep, but not too sweet peach flavour that's very pleasant indeed. Nice bit of mouthfeel is there as well, giving a creamy taste that makes this beer eminently drinkable and enjoyable. Great beer by a great brewery, give it a go!

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