Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA

Oakham Ales don't do many IPAs.
They do a ton of pale ales that other breweries would call IPAs. Oakham do pale ales very well.

Anyway, off the top of my head I can only recall Oakham brewing three IPAs previously; Tranquility, Khyber Pass and X-Terminator.

Well, there's now a fourth.
Green Devil IPA is here. At 6% abv it's like a souped-up version of Citra. It's mouth-puckering like chewing on a stick of rhubarb or a fistful of gooseberries. Refreshing. Thirst-lashing. A massive dry finish that makes you gasping for another gulp until the glass is drained.

It was on in the Swan & Rushes on Tuesday and Wednesday and most of the folk in the pub were drinking it. One chap said it was the best pint of Oakham he'd had since the Nelson Sauvin single hop.
He wasn't wrong.

Get it while you can.

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