Just like you, but different
BeerJerk Beer Club beer night, always something to look forward to, and this time a Session IPA, which is always something worth going at, just to see if they can get the fall mouthfeel and flavour in there on a limited alcohol base.
Be Brave, be different, do something scary, do something fun.
‘Eastern Glow’, our hoppy Session Ale that took out the trophy at the Brothers Beer Session Beer Challenge.
Richer in body than your average session ale. Eastern Glow is unfiltered so go easy on the pour.
So, what could possibly go wrong? I notice this is right close to it’s best before date, as an aside.
Aroma is nice enough on opening, a flat hoppy note, wet grass mostly, but deep flat.
Lovely pour of a plan yellow beer with a lovely firm a decent head of substance, not a noisy beer for all that bubble. Aroma is subtle hop in the glass, which is really quite nice.
New camera (Well a new phone) and I’m not sure the standard picture is upto it, might have to read the manual.
I left it to warm a bit, seemed the right thing to do,
But it didn’t improve, and once again, from somewhere I get a plastic sort of taste, which is hop related, but I’m new at this so that’s a bit of a guess. It’s not a wholly pleasant taste, but I put it down to being part of the beer experience
Second pour is the same even pour with the brilliant white head. It does improve with the warming but it really is a bit dissipating and hollow, The malt part begins to assert as it warms but it really isn’t enough to save this really.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 5 of its things from the thing. I can’t lie and might be being brutal but this really didn’t do it for me, I thought the taste was strange, but that might be my preference to the hops, and the malt whilst trying didn’t do quite enough to bring body and substance to this. Looks great, pour is lovely, but talks a good game rather than delivering it in the glass. Average, should try harder.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” Bird of Youth ” and ” Get off ” on Spotify
The term Session IPA describes a category of beers marketed for their hop-dominant flavor profiles at “sessionable” levels of alcohol. While this is typically 3.2 – 4.6 percent alcohol, a few have stretched the definition.