Another week down.
Another few subscription beers demolished.
This week’s beer of choice from the Craft Cartel Subscription is the Weston St IPA by Temple Brewing.
A modern take on a classic West-Coast IPA which is full of hops in taste and smell.
The great thing about this 7.4% IPA is not only the alcohol content but the way that all the hops that are used compliment each other in all of our senses. They give off a beautiful fruity aroma and a fruity bitterness, which are both complimented by a picture perfect colour in the glass.
From the first sip, you feel like you have been hit in the face with a bag of hops which is what you need in a West-Coast IPA. The combination of the four hops that are used create a sweet citrusy, florally flavour with a big hint of pine upfront and a bitterness that is second to none.
I read an article during the week about IPA’s giving ‘Hop Burn’, which is a good way to describe a bad, overpowering IPA, but rest assured this is the perfect amount of West-Coast bitterness.
If you cannot handle a hoppy beer, I would steer away from this as it is a little more complex than your standard easy drinking IPA. But if you love a good West-Coast IPA, make sure you give this a crack. It really is the Brunswick take on a classic.
REVIEWED BY SPECIAL GUEST REVIEWER @BREWTIFULLY_BREWED