Burning Sky - Arise

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Burning Sky's Arise

February 16, 2020

Very vibrant smell to open the can, nice and refreshing! The next taste offers a nice floral hoppy hit that really glided off the tongue nicely. Each swig after was a light and breezy fruity flavour that didn't subside and kept that upbeat experience. A surprise one to be honest, loads of energy and we'll balanced with flavour and hops.

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Siren Craft Brew - Going Out Stout

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Siren Craft Brew's Going Out Stout

February 15, 2020

First smell is a very strong malty coffee one, with a sweet berry finish to it. The following really delivers that strong coffee malt taste, but not as full as I expected. Not going to lie, the drop off is big after the first hit as it goes very thin and watery before that raspberry touch of sweetness.

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Pomona Island - Do Not Seek The Treasure

The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pomona Island's Do Not Seek The Treasure

February 15, 2020

First smell was a lovely sour and tart blackberry hit, got the senses going! The next swig was just fantastic with a berry rush that had a tartness that really opens the eyes. After that the sour blackberry flavours gave a mouthfeel that was almost chewable and kept delivering different levels of perfectly balanced taste. One of the best sours I've had...full stop.

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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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