Back Road East (5.8% ABV, can)
Hazy amber, with a white head that stays well, this has a very tropical aroma, passionfruit and lime, with some dankness and resinousness. The palate is, at once, dank and juicy. Simcoe and Mosaic are the hops, but the Simcoe is in control. I’d like a hint more fruitiness, but it’s a good brew.
Buy: I bought mine from David Berwick’s St Ives Cider stall at St Ives Farmers’ Market.
IPA (5% ABV, bottle)
A bright, deep golden, with a white head that stays well, this has an aroma of resinous hops, spiciness, lemon zest, and hints of grapefruit. It’s tasting great — resinous, spicy hops, with an edge of lemon and some orange coming through. Decent bitterness of the finish which will keave you wanting anoteher. Dangerously sessionable at 5%!
Buy: I got mine from the Pilchard Press Alehouse. It’s also available fom the brewery website.
St Ives Brewery | St Ives, Cornwall