Review by Andy
Our first IPA – Only available in bottles – for the time being! Circadian means a pattern reoccurring naturally on a twenty-four-hour cycle. At Ringwood we felt that it would be the perfect name for our new ‘Everyday IPA’.
Huge hit of citrus hop aromas. More hops, big punchy grapefruit finish
To give Circadian the full flavour of an IPA, whilst keeping the ABV to a sessionable 4.5%, we use 5 exotic hops. This gives a wonderful aroma and a refreshing hoppy finish.
From the Ringwood Brewery, first thing I noticed was the name – Circadian – not a word I’d ever heard before so I must confess to Googling it –
(of biological processes) recurring naturally on a twenty-four-hour cycle, even in the absence of light fluctuations.
– Not sure that is a word I will be using in the future, however it’s good to learn something new every day!
Described as a every day IPA, this is light in colour, with a nice full head, and is a fairly fruity IPA, to the taste. With subtle, not over-bearing tastes of grapefruit to finish.
This is not as hoppy as the general hop-infested craft beers coming out of the USA at the moment, this is far more on the subtle side, with gentle hints of flavours coming through and what you get is a very palatable beer, a beer which is described as a session IPA, and that description is a fair one, as you could happily sink a few of these.