This brew from the Wild Beer company is a tricky one to review, as they make a point of changing the recipe. “Every six months we source some of the most interesting hops from the northern and southern hemispheres, which means two hop harvests and two excitingly different hop profiles.”
The last few batches listed on the brewery’s website lists “Chinook, Columbus, Centennial”, “Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe”, “Galaxy, Simcoe, Citra” and so on.
So very much an adventure.
It pours a golden Amber, with an off-white he’d that fades slowly and laces healthily down the glass.
The nose is citrussy, as you would expect, with hints of bread and black pepper.
The flavour is richer than the nose would suggest, with a musky, spicy, breadiness that nicely underpins the pine, grass and citrus hoppiness.
There’s no evidence of ‘wildness’, but it’s certainly fresh, but not overly so.
It’s well balanced and at 5.5% ABV it treads line line of being a session IPA… just.
I’m happy to give this three and a half Brewclub stars.