BREWER: Brew York, North Yorkshire, England
STYLE: Yuzu IPA
VESSEL: 440ml tin
DATE OF POST: 14th February 2021
I cannot open without immediately talking about the name and packaging of The Things Yuzu To Me. Look, the name is a nice play on words but I’ve have to be honest here, it is also a bit irritating. Not to the point where it affected my day but I did find myself randomly shaking my head and tutting for about 24hrs after laying eyes on this beer. The tin art kind of follows on from this too… it is quite cool and original and the Japanese street food art concept is sound. But it is just little off for me as was the lining up of the label. Endearing, but also irritating. However the information side of the can art is amazing. It looks sensational and I’m really not too sure any more info about our beer could have been included. Very good.
It was time to take a look inside this crazy can…
Well after the pour I was a little disappointed in the nose, very light and uneventful. However, once sipped the disappointment disappeared. This is a really tasty beer and very much tastes like a craft IPA brewed with yuzu, as it should really. Over the first three or four sips TTYTM was nice and bright and bitter in the mouth. Once swallowed the bitterness slowly softened and slowly in came the yuzu flavour. Once about halfway through the yuzu flavour began to become more prominent from taste in sip all the way through to the aftertaste.
The Things Yuzu To Me is a really gratifying beer that takes you on a bit of a journey and keeps you guessing. Nice work Brew York (great name for a brewery based in York btw).
Jymi’s Rating: 78%
I absolutely love the concept of The Things Yuzu To Me: inspired by Japanese street food. The packaging is different and works well. It’s a really attractive first impression. And once unleashed in a glass, it looks like liquid butterscotch, which is incredibly tempting.
Although sour and bitter in the foreground, TTYTM is actually rather light. It doesn’t hit your tastebuds as hard as you might expect. But fear not, this is not a bad thing in this instance. The hops have been selected well and are used effectively to create a nicely balanced beer. There are hints of fruitiness but these definitely play second fiddle to the hops and bitterness. It’s got a clean feel in the mouth, which gives it its lightness.
TTYTM has surprised me. I was definitely expecting something more extreme. What it is though is a very drinkable, well balanced beer. It might not be a trend setter, but it’s definitely worthy of gracing your ale glass.
Sammy’s Rating: 84%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 81%
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