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Battle of the IPAs, @BrewDogShoreD (part 2 of 2!

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And onto the second flight of IPAs in this eight-beer blind taste test. For some reason, lots of the really interesting ones are on this second paddle...

5) Nicely hoppy with an interesting sweetness and a malty backbone. Very very nice in the context of beer generally, only to be wiped out by the following three...

6) Holy cow, this is astonishing. All sorts of weird sweet creamy stuff going on, making it easily the most complex beer of the eight so far. However, if we're doing a comparison test, in-your-face hoppiness will win over complexity for me most of the time.

7) And this is another really strong-tasting IPA - I'd assumed our tastebuds would have been hammered flat by now, but apparently not. It's another complex mix of flavours, but with not quite as much going on as in 6).

8) And then last but not least we get this, a combination of mad fruity-yet-sour insanity which is my second favourite of the day behind 4). The BBG, meanwhile, says this is her favourite, with number 1) in second place. If we had to make guesses, we think from previous experience this might be WeirdBeard, which could suggest they've just numbered these things in alphabetical order. Is that true? I'll let you know when they tell us...
25th Apr 2015, 18:20