BREWER: Saltaire, West Yorkshire, England
STYLE: Session IPA
VESSEL: 330ml tin
DATE OF POST: 1st April 2023
Well, we’ve been here before. Velocity is a fizzer. As in, more head than beer on first pour. It’s always slightly annoying when this happens. But, hey, what can you do?
You could get really cheesed off and drink another beer. That would seem a little churlish, though. And so, you could drink the damn thing. That’s what I intend to do…
There’s nothing wrong with Velocity. It’s got a pleasant enough presence in the mouth, although most of the carbonation has dissipated in the enormous head. The flavour is sharp and fruity, as you might well imagine with a session IPA.
The thing is, while there might not be too much wrong, there’s not too much that stands out. Velocity is all a little, well, it’s underwhelming. It’s washed out. Easy to drink. Not offensive. But washed out.
Would I have another Velocity if offered? Sure, I would. But I wouldn’t be reaching for it again, particularly when there’s so many other, and for the most part better, options available in class. No, I would not.
Sammy’s Rating: 46%
It seems appropriate to start with the definition of the term… Middle of the road.
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD:
used to describe a person, organization, opinion, beer or type of entertainment that is not extreme and is acceptable to or liked by most people.
And that kinda sums every aspect of our beer this week.
Velocity is a perfectly drinkable brew, but to call it a good beer would be wrong. But to call it a bad beer would also be wrong, because bad it is not. Sammy brought this one to the testing table so I don’t know the price of the pup. However, assuming that it isn’t too expensive I think you can find a place for this beer…
A drinkable, inoffensive and affordable fridge filler. Just don’t expect to get too excited.
And that, is all I have to say.
Jymi’s Rating: 47%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 46.5%
MOB review next weekend: CRAFTY WOLF by WOLF BREWERY
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