Lansdown West Coast IPA (5% ABV, bottle)
Deep golden with a white head that doesn’t outstay its welcome. Light carbonation. Aroma, resinous, slightly spicy, a little sulphur. Inviting. Palate, resinous hop, hints of blood orange, grapefruit. There’s plenty of bitterness, but a good biscuit malt base, too. Decent bitterness on a the finish. Right at the lower reaches of ABV as far as I’m concerned when it comes to a West Coast IPA, but a good brew and very drinkable.
Sulis Lager (4.4% ABV)
Light golden with a white head, this has an aroma of citrus lemon zing with a hint of melon ad light biscuit malt. There’s a really good body to this beer, with a great malt base of biscuit and honey sweetness. That melon note is hanging in there, with lemon pith as well. Good stuff.