MARKS & SPENCER / BUTCOMBE BREWERY
31 HOP IPA
Review by Andy
An appealing beer with aromas of mint, thyme and grapefruit and a fruity, sherbet taste that’s followed by zesty citrus and warm spice.
Brewed at Butcombe brewery in Bristol, this beer is made with 31 hops from 11 different countries around the world – Cascade, Galaxy, Vic’s secret, Saaz, Strisselspalt, Aramis, Polaris, Brewer’s Gold, Tettnang, Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Junga, Savinjski Goldings, Fuggle, WGV, Challenger, First Gold, Bramling Cross, Northdown, East Kent Goldings, Citra, Centennial, Chinook, Mosaic, Sterling, Amarillo, Summit, Simcoe, Equinox, Galena.
31 hops seems like an awful lot to me, but they’re the experts so lets see what we’ve got… slightly cloudy and amber in appearance with a nice full head, smells fresh and fruity. Initial tastes are fruity and with a decent subtle grapefruit flavour.