From a Guildford-based micro-brewery comes the Little Wild IPA. Their slogan is Live a big life, drink a little beer and they seem to be truly passionate.
Their website is packed full of information about them, and I hope you’ll check it out because I can’t do them justice in my own words, so I’ll let them speak for themselves. Find them on Twitter too.
Let your wild beast get the better of you
A lively red IPA made with Pale, Munich and Carapils Malts plus a generous helping of Chinook, Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade & Amarillo hops
This beer dances around your tongue but then packs in a good punch. A beer with a robust bitterness that is broad and bracing, but held together firmly by a solid backbone of malt. Red in colour, with bright grapefruit citrus aromatics that leap out of the glass. Endlessly appetising. Fragrant, bright, zingy, citrusy, robust and strong.
Very good indeed. It was incredibly fizzy on the pour, which was only a minor inconvenience. I wouldn’t describe it as “red” but a rich golden colour it certainly was. Aromas of citrus fruits for sure, but not a “new style” IPA that will knock you off your bar stool with hop bitterness. Very balanced with the deep, caramel malt flavour, making this a great summer beer to enjoy outside, but equally drinkable on a cold night, too.
If you like small-batch, carefully made beers, this is for you. And if you want some inspiration on another IPA from the beerliever archives try Gladeye IPA.