Much more of a classic, English IPA than the hoppier, stronger American versions, this is yet another example of a finely crafted brew that, if it is to be appreciated fully, one needs to understand the style and understand the art of subtle beer brewing.
The flavors here are much sweeter and maltier than many American drinkers expect from an IPA, and as a result, many Stateside will probably not enjoy as much as others.
Lovely balanced nose and hops, with a certain earthy, organic quality. I often get grassy notes in Fuller’s beers, what I like to call a certain honesty about them.
Copper color with a generous, lasting head this beer looks the part. Hops are muted, but ever present, slightly biting at the finish but fading slowly and gracefully.
A hearty beer that is simply delicious.