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Organic IPA – St. Peter’s

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Beer ReviewsIndia Pale Ales

Organic IPA – St. Peter’s

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Quick Overview

Another bevvy from the boys and girls in Suffolk. A strong, playful flavour with a light lacing and a biscuity, citrusy musk. Slightly creamy on the tongue and very satisfying in the belly.

An IPA in Bengay

When we reviewed St. Peter’s Brewery Organic Ale a little while ago, I was left a smidge disappointed. Although pleasant upon the palate, it left me needing something with a bit more punch and a touch more depth, complexity, vision. Very specific terms there, I’m sure you all know exactly what I mean.

Now it is no secret that I am a fan of the Pale Ales, particularly IPAs, so it was with a touch of trepidation and a slosh of excitement that I wrapped my lips around St Peter’s IPA. Generously provided by someone I had never met before in North London, I drank straight from the bottle – clearly wishing to make a sophisticated first impression. Well, that is exactly what it made on me. A touch creamier than it’s Organic Ale counterpart and with a floral tone and a citrus-bitter aftertaste; I was taken. Though not as hoppy as the general IPA I’ve imbibed, I didn’t find myself missing it a huge amount. The hops are noticeable and play off the floral, grassy tones well. The flavours danced across my tastebuds like Gene Kelly in a monsoon, distracting me with jazz hands and shiny shoes.

Although a little more bitterness and a denser hop would have suited me down to the ground, I am aware that it is not only my opinion that counts. This is a solid, tasty beer – possibly on the borders of IPA in it’s most strict sense, but definitely worth seeking out. I’d very much encourage someone who is looking into Real Ale as a first-timer or novice to give this a go too – the bitterness is in no way overpowering or offensive and it is just a very drinkable, moreish beverage.

*Disclaimer: I apologise for the Gene Kelly references. But let’s be honest. What a champ.

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