Abbeydale Brewery – 4 Degrees of Separation IPA – 7.0%
From the Abbeydale Brewery in Sheffield, together with Magic Rock Brewing, the Northern Monk Brew Co and Siren Craft Brew Co comes an IPA named 4 Degrees of Separation at 7.0%. De-canning gives a grassy super fruity hop aroma with a zing of spice. Perhaps a little cattiness and spice emerging?. Certainly Cascade hops poke through here. The pour is ultra pale with little a moderate level of carbonation that leaves a thin skin of white head. The mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth and hides the ABV well, backed up by a spiced hop bitterness that lingers well on the back of the tongue. Super Fruity citrus tones also poke through at the end, with a nice influence of sweetness from the malt. This all comes together well and complements the bitterness very well. A quality IPA!
“A collaboration and a reunion rolled into one! Three guys who were here at Abbeydale Brewery in the early days of their career have returned for one day only from their current posts at Magic Rock Brewing, Siren Craft Brew and Northern Monk Brew Co. Taking advantage of our massive hopstore, this beer combines Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Cascade and Galaxy hops to create this big, bold and oh so juicy IPA.”