Took a stroll down town last Saturday and had a pint of Batemans XXXB in Wetherspoons for about £1.70 courtesy of the CAMRA 50p off vouchers. But it wasn’t hoppy.
In the Evening Star I had a pint of Green Hopped IPA, 6.5% ABV and startlingly hoppy – one of those new world fruity hops dominated, but the Dark Star website tasting notes for 2011 tell me that green Target hops are added at some point after the boil.
Decided to see what Trafalgar Wines could offer as a take-home hoppy experience. And they came through with flying colours.
Two excellent beers, the Thornebridge heavily hopped and strong IPA – Jaipur – and a new one to me, from Magic Rock Brewing, yet another IPA – Cannonball.