BREWER: Brew York, North Yorkshire, England
STYLE: Cyro Pop™ Pale Ale
VESSEL: 440ml tin
DATE OF POST: 20th February 2022
A beer named after a wrestler – who’d of thunk it? Yet, here it is: Big Poppa Pump. It’s one of Brew York’s Survivor Series, Cryo Pop.
For a beer that’s named after a wrestler, it’s lighter than you might think, or hope for. BPP dances across the tongue rather than body slamming into it (sorry, couldn’t resist). And, although it’s decent enough, it’s not world beating.
The Cryo Hop technique applied here does give some hoppy notes. But you’d expect that it would pop more than it does. Somehow, it tastes manufactured. And that’s a shame because brewing a beer is a natural process.
I’m going to lay it out straight: I am not a fan of this beer. BPP doesn’t improve as you move down the glass. Actually, it gets less enjoyable.
This is not one for me. Despite my initial excitement about BPP I am left somewhat disappointed.
Oh well, it’s only a beer.
Sammy’s Rating: 54%
I was expecting a lot from this beer…
In Brew York I trust. In a hop developed by Yakima Chief Hops I trust (I suppose). In a brew named after wrestling legend Scott Steiner, I trust. And with can art this cool, I trust, though I know it can be foolish to do so.
However this beer has not lived up to expectation. I mean, it is drinkable and pleasant enough but nowhere near the level it should be considering who are involved here.
The hop level isn’t high or intense enough. The body isn’t full enough. The aftertaste dips out far too quickly though does return with a long and rather likeable linger.
All in all the name and tin are fantastic here but the beer itself I’m afraid to say is average. Which is surprising. And considering what you would likely pay for a tin of this (I know we don’t often mention value for money) I would urge potential consumers to look elsewhere.
Jymi’s Rating: 60%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 57%
MOB review next weekend: TRīS INDIĀNI by LABIETIS
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