Black Tor Brewery

New Zealand IPA (5%, bottle)
Bright golden with good carbonation and a white head that stays very well. Aroma of light, delicate floral hops with some very light candy-type sweetness in the background. Very inviting. On the palate, the hops are more resinous than I was expecting, but quickly develop into tropical fruit notes of mango and pineapple, but good malt flavours — bready with delicate light brown sugar — stop the hops running out of control. There is Munich malt as well as good old trusted Maris Otter, the former known for its ability to keep lively hops in order. This is very well done and utterly delightful. Highly recommended.