Thursday, 9 June 2011

Raw's Grey Ghost IPA

Last night there was a party and the theme was black and gold. Amongst the casks of porter and stouts there shone the golden glow of an exceptional IPA, Raw's Grey Ghost.
The Raw Brewery are new kids on the block relatively speaking not withstanding a passion for real ale that cannot be denied. Pint in hand the inner geek surfaced when I realised quite joyously that I was talking to the brewer and drinking the brew simultaneously. You don't get an experience like that with a pint of John Smiths.

On to the brew itself. Grey Ghost IPA is predictably yellow in colour with a pale off white head. Typically of an IPA these days plenty of citrus hoppy flavours bang straight through to wallop the palatte with notions of long summer days rolling in the hay. Its a light ale for 5.9% ABV that doesn't drink its strength. Its that tipping point from sober to merry that makes an ale special, this ale has the same effect as a welcoming dark winter warmer such as Wychwood Hobgoblin.

"Powerful American hopped IPA with citrus and grapefruit flavours. Smooth and deceptively easy to drink. Award winner - Silver New Brewer Peterborough"

Extract: The Raw Website

Flavours roaming round the glass are lemon, lime, typical of american hops grapefruit with a tad of vanilla and maple syrup eminating from its malts. Overall a good contender in the IPA market worthy of a place on anyones bar.

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