- Big Drop Brewing Co.
- United Kingdom
- 0.5 % ABV
- 18.5 kcal/100ml
"This dry-hopped pale ale is deliciously refreshing. The nose has hints of pine and honey. Packed full of flavour from citrus-heavy hops with a twist of fresh lime to create a crisp, zesty beer." - Big Drop Brewing Co.
it's just a really, really good ale....
When reviewing beer I do my best to not listen/see any hype as it can colour a review either way if you're not careful. Sometimes it's unavoidable but on this occasion I'd managed to completely miss this one and had a lovely surprise. First impressions of aroma were promising - refreshing dry-hops with a gentle bitterness. Mouthfeel is delicately smooth and it slides down nicely. There is a slight sweetness on the aftertaste that I could do without but this is a very minor gripe. As the beer warms up a little, the hops take on a more sophisticated cask ale character and suddenly I was in that quintessential warm English pub on a cold evening. It's been a bit of a hard week and I'm glad this is the bottle I chose to open this evening - it's just a really, really good ale and far more drinkable than many dry-hopped NA beers I've tried in the past. I only wish there were more in the fridge.