BREWER: Skinner’s, Cornwall, England
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 1st August 2021
The label most definitely lives up to the name. Lushingtons looks like a sunshine IPA, as advertised. Appealing from the outset. I was very much looking forward to cracking into this brew.
Once poured there’s very little of the nose. It is slightly citrusy but considering the hops used I would hope for more. In fact, I would expect more.
Lushingtons is refreshing enough to drink. There is definitely some citrus notes but overall it’s lacking in flavour. It’s a bit of a washout to be fair.
On the positive, it feels good in the mouth. But other than that, there’s not too much sunshine about this Sunshine IPA.
This is a miss for me. I hoped for much and by the end of my drinking, I was left wanting so much more.
Sammy’s Rating: 50%
I really love it when the tasting notes of a beer are pretty much bang on. And with Lushingtons, they are…
Starting with Cornish water, our brewers add whole-flower Citra, Belma and Willamette hops to create this fresh as daisy, hop laden IPA. Bitter-sweet notes of lime, mango and lychee, a slight creaminess and a hint of juicy strawberry deliver sunshine-ready levels of refreshment.
Honestly, they nailed it and I loved it!
Deffo fresh as a daisy! Deffo bitter-sweet! Deffo notes of lime, mango and lychee! Deffo sunshine ready refreshment! Awesome!
Now if Lushies had maintained this level of amazingness throughout the drinking then we would have been looking at a seriously high rating from Jymi. But the more the drink progressed the less those massive positives stood out. Buy the end of the sipping it was just a perfectly pleasant brew without being amazing. Which after such a stunning start left me pretty disappointed to be honest.
I would absolutely recommend this beer however as if the start could be maintained, she would be a bootie.
Jymi’s Rating: 64%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 57%
MOB review next weekend: HAZY LITTLE THING by SIERRA NEVADA