St Austell Brewery – Big Job DIPA – 7.2%
From the St Austell Brewery in Cornwall comes – Big Job Double IPA at 7.2%. Nugget, Centennial, Citra and Cascade all feature in this very occasional release. I’ve been after trying this one for a few years, however it seems to be a ‘very’ limited supermarket type release that I have always JUST missed out on. De-capping gives a surprising citrus floral aroma. This brew was odd in that it was massively carbonated, even after chilling in the fridge. The beer is light amber in appearance, incredibly clear and clean looking. The taste is fairly crisp and dry with a sharp bitterness poking through on the aftertaste. The hop aromatics translate well into hints of melon and peach. The body of the beer is lacking in personality and slightly watery tasting for the ABV, also noting that the aftertaste is slightly fusel alcohol. Maybe the yeast wasn’t up to the big job? Certainly not a DIPA in my opinion. Moreso a good IPA from a real ale brewer. Not too bad, but not what I was looking for.