Flying Dog – Tropical Bitch Belgian Style IPA – 8.0%
From the Flying Dog Brewery comes Tropical Bitch Belgian Style IPA at 8.0%. A decent aromatic ale on de-capping with a good dose of american aroma hops with a hint of spiced yeast. Fruity aftertaste, good doses of deep citrus and malt. Alcohol is well hidden initially with a boozy aftertaste. Carbonation is low for the style, contributing to the mouthfeel somewhat. Thick and full bodied, but missing that ‘sparkle’ for a Belgian. Thin head retention, deep amber appearance. Hoppy particle presence in the appearance. Flavours constantly fight for through the beer. bitterness, citrus and spice all play a part and fight in this battle for dominance. Such a hard style to get right. Hops or yeast? bitterness or light?. overall a pretty intense flavour profile. Very good niche beer that I found nice.