BREWER: Electric Bear Brewing Co, Somerset, England
VESSEL: 440ml tin
DATE OF POST: 20th February 2021
In the last review I did for an Electric Bear brew I waxed lyrical about how amazed I was by every beer that I had ever had of theirs, but at last I have found a chink in the armour of this west country brewer. Not that I was looking for one.
Just to start, and mainly to get it off my chest, I hate the name of this beer. It’s quite clever but doesn’t really work. It’s the type of name that sounds amazing in your head while you can’t sleep or having a pissed up brainstorming session on what you’re going to call your next beer but in the cold light of day… it’s not great.
Brew wise we have a perfectly decent offering here but because I’ve experienced such highs from this brewer I’m suddenly disappointed at one of their beers simply being very good.
Ridiculous I know and I have to get past it.
IHRS is very hop forward and intense. It’s not blow your mind apart but it is full on. There is a lovely lime tone knocking around through most of the drinking journey that slowly fades after the swallow only to eventually be replaced by a large hoppy bitter aftertaste.
Jymi’s Rating: 80%
Sammy’s Rating: 82%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 81%
MOB review next weekend: SPECTRUM by ELUSIVE BREWING
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