Black Sheep Brewery

Glug M’GlugPathmaker

Glug m’Glug (6.2% ABV, can)
A “dark IPA” — not a black IPA. And a damn fine beer it is, too. It’s a very attractive, rich mahogany colour and keeps its head really well. There’s berry fruit on the aroma along with some toffee malt. The fruit — strawberry, raspberry — continues in the taste with light caramel sweetness and hints of red apple. With a smooth body, this is a really vibrant, enticing brew. (19-01-2017)

Pathmaker (5.6% ABV, can)
Named in honour of brewery founder Paul Theakston, there’s a huge hit of hop — juicy grapefruit with a resinous edge — on this lovely pale ale. On the palate there’s more balance than the aroma would suggest, but still a big zesty hop flavour, with balacing biscuit malt. The hops stay all the way through, leading to a satisfying bittersweet finish. (19-10-2017)