Old Chimney: IPA (England: IPA: 5.6% ABV)

Visual: Slightly hazy bronzed ale, large off white head which lasts about 30 seconds.

Nose: Hops, syrup and grapefruit. Dry wheat grain and chalk.

Body: Good bit of malt, grapefruit. Sweet, orange. Light ginger and syrup.

Finish: Lots of dry hops, bitter. Grapefruit and pineapple. Citrus fresh mouth. Strawberry and shortbread.

Conclusion: A decent sturdy IPA. Good hop delivery system and decent back. Well made but not fancy.

It’s got a lot going for it and makes a decent ploughman’s lunch pint – a working person’s ale.

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