Before Christmas the very kind guys over at Stringers Beer sent me a couple of bottles of their ales to try, The first of which was Stringers IPA.
The first thing that impressed me was the branding, it’s really bold and striking, it’s also really clean and simple, so much so it’s sat on the shelf of empties that I liked the branding on along side the likes of Moor JJJ and the Hardknott Beers.
Stringers IPA pours a lot lighter than I imagined, It’s a lovely pale golden colour with a fantastic thick head, it smells of freshly grated orange zest, with hints of peppery spice.
It tastes brilliant, well balanced sweet malt, against the flowery orange zest hops with a hint of pineapple, which then give it a lovely distinct bitterness, the carbonation is spot on making it super drinkable and at 5.5% it punches well above it’s weight. I really enjoyed this beer and found it hard to put it down.
All in all Stringers IPA is pretty sensational stuff, I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the best brewed beers I had last year,
Stringers not only make some excellent beer but their brewery is powered by 100% renewable energy sources and they are only a couple of hours down the road from me in the beautiful Lake District, which is a hot bed of brewing at the moment with the likes of Hawkshead, Hardknott and Barngates all banging the Cumbrian beer drum.