Category: India pale ale (I.P.A.)
Product of: Ireland (Eire)
The brewers say their “Darkside beers are inspired by the dark characters in Irish mythology. Brewed using Irish barley and wheat along with Magnum, Chinook, Cascade and Summit hops.
Sampled on 31/07/2016
Cloudy, deep amber with thick retentive creamy ivory white head and heavy lacing.
Aromatic pine, orange and grapefruit hops.
Medium-bodied. Pine, citrus and floral hop flavours but mildly bitter with restrained hop resins. Hop flavours layer over an attractive bready malty base.
Dry and moderately bitter. Toasty bready malt with pine, citrus and floral hops.
Four different hops contribute to this dark amber IPA’s flavour. The hops are assertive but Darkside is balanced rather than overly hopped with good bready maltiness.
Closure: Crown cap