First taste is a vibrant one with a hint of NE like hops to get you excited with a malty finish. Following swig is full of a hoppy rush that's thick and zesty with more of a punch than I first expected. There's a definite citrusy buzz with each kickback accompanying an almost tropical IPA tickle at the back. One more surprise is a well balanced maltyness that just finishes this well-rounded beer off in a tidy way. Cracking Pale Ale.
First smell was a feint lime over a beer buzz in the background. The next swig unsurprisingly doesn't fall far from the (lime) tree, as that smooth lager taste gets that kick of lime throughout! Interesting and an expected drink, that's not a groin-grabbingly good beer, but certainly a nice twist on things!
Smooth fruity and zesty smell comes out with the can opening, very nice indeed. First swig is a powerful hoppy hit that certainly contains some juicy flavours, but it does die pretty quick. There's short tropical bursts that are sticky and tasty, so the ingredients used work well in the beer. As the sips go by the drink does go down a treat as a soft almost session pale ale...decent tipple!
First smell is a thick tropical one that seems to be almost biteable. The following swig is a cracking one that's full of hops and juicy flavours that're bursting out the can. And that's the thing really, you can tell those ingredients and double dry hops are just crushed into the can and ready for their quality to be tasted.
First smell is vibrant tangerine in a thick rich scent...very nice indeed! First swig does everything it advertises, a tangerine milkshake with that hoppy beery hit. The light IPA background is there, but the overarching vanilla creamy taste is just too drinkable with that tangerine kick. Delicious and does more than it says on the tin!
Really deep malty smell comes out upon the can opening with a rich rye background. The taste test then comes into play with some lovely hoppy IPA bounce that is a surprisingly good combo with those malts. I'm not an ale fan on the whole, but the IPA flavours along with this red ale offers a fantastic balance. This drink is a surprising winner that brings together a varied set of beers and even manages to add a drop of caramel to seal the deal.
Thick smell to start off as I open the can with mango and bright citrus going up the snout. Following taste had a nice rush of hops with a fresh flavour that wasn't too sticky for me. As the swigs went along those light zesty and more citrus type ingredients offered a really pleasurable drink with no bitter edge....a solid and enjoyable pint of drink in a can!
Fresh and citrusy smells fire out after the can opening, just what I needed. First swig doesn't have that hoppy punch you may expect from an IPA, but a creaminess contains those flavours and delivers them in a different way. The punchyness is there with that lactose mouthfeel that coats the tongue really nicely, which gives a smooth delivery of those beautifully balanced ingredients.
First smell is a solid stout one of coffee with a sweet background. The following swig delivers that beautiful sweetness that is certainly reminiscent of smooth syrup over pancakes, before that coffee taste comes in. Have to say that the more I hit it back, the more I liked it, as the balance of coffee and sugary syrup came into play.
First smell just tells you I'm an IPA with full fruity flavours bulking under the snout. The following swig just gives you an electric shock of powerful hops that are a real eye opener, then straight behind is that thick mouthfeel giving you tropical flavour. Each swig after packs a punch, but a more subtle peachy tone starts coming through to end the taste.
First smell is a solid coffee one, very thick and almost treacley. The following one is more of the same, with almost chewable coffee flavours coming into the mouth with a chocolate tint. Just a pure stout is this one, bit too strong personally for me, but I know I wouldn't be the prime audience. I can tell the full mouthfeel is just chocked full of fantastic ingredients, so any connoisseur should nab these while they're around...
First smell is strong raspberry that surges up your nose and offers that potential tartness. The following swig gives a nice load of raspberry on those hops that certainly made you realise it was a sour. Then, there was a really soft vanilla almost custard ending that finished the drink off in that 'ripple' dessert style.