Second one from Aldi, an American style IPA. Now, I do like an American pale ale it must be said.
Good head on it. Pours a very washed out amber with stubborn lacing with almost no carbonation. Lovely.
I get apples on the nose with some sweetness. Could almost be toffee apple. I can even see the apples. Quite old. Musty.
The flavours are a bit of a let down. There’s not great depth. No huge florals or fruits or spices. It’s just standard bitter in my book. Not sure this would make the Christmas supply box.
Thick head just off white. Very clingy.
I get a clean almost soapiness to the head. Smells bitter with faint hops.
Tastes rather like a nice old cheese to begin. Almost like an old sock. But that soon disappears to a rounded flat scale average pale ale. Nothing huge nothing bad. Just average.
Pours a nice golden amber. Barely any carbonation and likewise head.
Grapefruit there a little. Slightly hoppy
Overall not massive on tastes but nice bitterness. Really nice in fact. Would buy again if on offer.
Deep amber pour. Juicy head.
Fruity naselness. Like a Greek side dish.
Hoppy, nice hoppy, with floral sides. Very very pleasant. A bit of bitterness and some more fruits. Like grapefruit.
I like it. Quite a lot in fact.
You’ll find this baby in Aldi for much cheapness – I mean like £1.10 a bottle – and you cannot argue with that
Its a decent enough beer – infact its bloody great for the price.
Got that traditional (as I feel) burnt sweet notes with the old school biscuits… What more can you be expecting from an english brew….
I liked the label on this bottle. And I’m quite fond of an IPA.
Pours quite dark copper coluor, with small amount of lacing.
Slightly bland flavours, a bit fruity, a little bread in there, and slight bitterness.
Okay, would only buy if on offer.