Bryllupsøl by Den Skjeløyde Mann, Session IPA, 4.7% ABV, 50-60 IBU.
This is the first beer from Den Skjeløyde Mann that isn’t an Ægir IPA clone!
It’s clear and quite dark amber in the glass, with a large, creamy, long-lived, beige head that sticks to the glass.
The aroma is strong and very hoppy, with delicious notes of grapefruit, well ripe tropical fruits, and an obvious caramel background.
The flavour is strong and clean, and follows the aroma, but with even more emphasis on the grapefruit and some extra resin. It’s a very bitter brew, but it has a firm and sweet malty background that handles the bitterness well.
It’s a bit thin and watery on the palate, but it’s crisp and refreshing, which I guess is the whole point of this style. The carbonation is moderate.
Conclusion: a tasty and easy-to-drink brew that’s not extremely exciting, in other words a perfect session IPA.
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 7/10 Palate: 3/5 Overall: 13/20 Ratebeer score: 3.4/5.0