Next in the spotlight we have New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA) by Wild Card Brewery.
Wild Card Brewery was founded in 2012 in Walthamstow and has gone from strength to strength, thanks to the hard work of the dedicated team who work there, recently moving to a new larger site after a successful crowd funding scheme.
NEIPA is one of a range of specials in can by wild card brewery, made possible by the increased capacity of their new site. As always with Wild Card, the can design is a work of art in it’s own right (designed by Valero Doval). Apart from the hops (Simcoe and Citra) and the ABV (5.4%) the can doesn’t give too much away. Good then that the beer really speaks for itself.
On pouring the beer you instantly get a strong aroma of tropical fruits. This flavour carries through on the palette giving NEIPA a real bold backbone with a pleasing bitter finish.
A read over on Wild Cards website will tell you that NEIPA has ‘extremely limited availability’ so whilst it’s there, this is a beer I would wholeheartedly recommend for those of you that love you hops.