Sunday, 28 June 2015

#274: Voyage of Discovery III

Today's entry for this weekend-long celebration of new hoppy beers comes from the self-confessed hop addicts of Brewdog. Taking a cue from Stone's Enjoy By series, they've come up with Born to Die.
This first version of Born to Die is intended to live its life before the forth of July. I had it a couple of weeks ago, when it emerged at the beginning of June.

€11 of your money gets you 660ml of clear gold beer that gives plenty of pithy, peely grapefruit and ever-so-slightly sweet and sugary fruits. There's much more of a pine thing to taste; Pacific Northwest is where this beer wants to be, and it does a decent job of taking you there. As well as that Christmas-tree pine needle there's more orange and grapefruit to be enjoyed.

It's good. Is it €11 good? I don't think so. Two bottles of Jackhammer won't set you back as much, and if you get them fresh, I imagine they'll do as good a job of being a punchy, bright, dry west coast IPA.

Make of that what you will.

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