A few weeks ago I bought a 4 pack made by Devil’s Peak Breweries. They are all so different, you should try them all.
King’s Blockhouse IPA
This beer is one of the best rated beers in the country (according to ratebeer.com).
A prominent hop aroma with a citrusy, floral, resinous, piney, and passion fruit character derived from the American hops. It has been judiciously dry hopped to add aroma. Some clean malty sweetness but generally a lot lower than that found in an English IPA. Smooth medium-bodied mouthfeel without hop-derived bitterness, although moderate carbonation can combine to render an overall dry sensation in the presence of malt sweetness. Colour is medium gold and appearance is clear. Good head with white to off-white colour should persist.
I really liked that it had a strong sweet/bitter combo, with it’s granadilla and pine nut nose, and sweet malt taste with some bitterness balance things out.
Woodhead Amber Ale
Like an American pale ale with more body, more caramel richness, and a balance more towards malt than hops.
This is my favourite of the 4, and I think it’s underrated – and that makes me glad: more for me! One of the best descriptions I’ve read of the Woodhead is: “It’s all blood orange and sweet ginger snaps in the mouth…”. How fantastic is that?! Definitely need to stock up on this one. Of the 4, the Woodhead often gets rated the lowest. So sad.
A refreshing, medium fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.
This has a great golden colour but it’s got quite a bitter yeasty, slightly sweet taste. I would say this is a bit of cult classic – you either really enjoy it, or you quickly move on.
First Light Golden Ale
I am a beer style for all seasons and occasions. Light in body with a good malt and hop balance, and altogether very “more-ish”. I am what you would call a session beer. “Devil´s Peak attracts the first rays of the rising sun, just as I´m the bringer of lighthearted fun to all that goes on until the day is done”
This is beer for all occasions, and among my friends it goes down really well. It’s the “smart-casual” of these 4, with it’s floral nose, and malty fruitiness in the taste, it’s a good beer, that I would happily have my fridge stocked with.