Next up we have Peaches and Cream IPA by the kings of Wales, Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. I've previously reviewed two of their beers on this blog - Captain Insano & Clwb Tropicana, with both gaining very favourable reviews. So when Hop Shop Aberdeen dropped an issue of their newsletter a couple of weeks ago & I seen the words "Peaches", "Cream" & "IPA" together, I knew this was a beer I had to try.
Peaches & Cream IPA is exactly what it says on the label - a 5.5% ABV Peaches & Cream IPA and here's what Tiny Rebel have to say about it:
"Does exactly what it says on the tin! Peach flavours from, you guessed it, peaches! The cream comes from sweet, smooth lactose and the IPA from the bucket loads of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe that compliment the sweet fruit flavours."
Tiny Rebel certainly have a reputation when it comes to jamming their beers full of awesome flavours, so I was looking forward to this one.
Before we go any further, lets talk about the bottle. Seriously, how cool is the label?! It features "Princess Peach" doing some spray painting and the signature Tiny Rebel Logo.
Peaches & Cream IPA pours a hazy orange colour leaving a creamy white head. The aromas are predominantly loads of sweet, juicy peaches with a touch of citrus. This is without doubt a beer that does exactly what it says on the bottle - on your first sip you are met an awesome juicy peach flavour & load of milky creaminess before coming to a every so slight bitter finish. Wonderful stuff! This beer is extremely easy (and enjoyable!) drinking & could easily see myself enjoying a couple of these in one sitting.
Overall, this has been another extremely enjoyable beer from Tiny Rebel. These guys are without doubt one of the most exciting breweries in the UK right now & I can't wait to see what comes next. Peaches and Cream IPA gets 4.5 out of 5 from me 🍻
Tiny Rebel Brew Co.
I'm quite fond of Tiny Rebel Brew Co, their Tropical IPA Clwb Tropicana, along with some extremely awesome can art have been a massive hit with me. So when they announced a 10% ABV TRIPLE IPA; Captain Insano...they certainly got my attention.
Here's what they have to say about it...
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
Introducing the biggest, baddest most brilliant beer the world has ever seen. The Triple to Cripple. The meanest IPA in the Milky Way. Weighing in at 440lbs of pure hop muscle...CAPTAIN INSANO.
We’ve turned all our dials so far past ten they’ve broken off in our hands. Named after the greatest wrestler there ever wasn’t, Captain Insano is our epic Triple IPA.
Double IPAs are for suckers. Go big or go home.
With nearly three times the hops as we've ever used in one brew before, big resiny hops give the beer a chewy, sticky texture and massive clementine and mango flavours. There’s nothing else to say. Hops front and centre, in your face and bigger than ever.
CAPTAIN INSANO SHOWS NO MERCY."
Yeah...sounds pretty crazy right?
Well this is one insane bitter hop bomb of a beer!
It pours a hazy golden amber with a beige white head, releasing big tropical, piney aromas as it does.
Those big bold flavours show up again when you take a sip too. Tropical fruits, orange & mango are followed by a HUGE piney bitter aftertaste that rounds this beer off with a proper smack in the face. You can definitely feel the full 10% ABV here - it's not to be taken lightly.
Overall, a cracker of a beer - but proceed with caution...this beer will blow your head off.
4 out of 5 hops from me 🍻
Tiny Rebel Brew Co.
Imagine Tom Jones on a beach wearing a Hawaiian shirt, singing Club Tropicana by WHAM...Yeah that's this beer.
Hailing from Newport, Wales - Tiny Rebel Brew Co. have created this fruity little number that is jam packed with juicy tropical fruits. Clwb Tropicana is a 5.5% ABV tropical IPA that caught my attention as soon as I set eyes on it in a Westhill Service Station newsletter.
Here's what Tiny Rebel have to say about it:
"This grown up fruit salad is as colourful as the most hideous Hawaiian shirt you’ve ever seen. It’s super juicy and crammed full of fruity hop flavours that will have your mouth watering. Imagine sitting by the pool in the blazing sun with a cocktail in one hand, but instead of a dainty little glass it’s served by the pint!
Packed full of American hops, amplified by Peach, Passionfruit, Pineapple and Mango flavours!"
Sounds awesome right? Lets get into it...
Cracking the wonderfully designed can open, you are met with intense, juicy fruit flavours; pineapple & mango are at the forefront which are rounded off with a slight piney aroma. So far so good.
Clwb Tropicana pours a hazy golden orange, with a small foamy white head. With the first sip...BOOM you're back on the beach, sipping on a cocktail. This beer is seriously fruity! Pineapple, mango & peach gives this beer the taste of those old school fruit salad sweets. Then the hops kick in and round this beer off with some nice piney, bitter flavours. This is one beer I would like to be drinking on a hot day.
It's not quite Tropigamma...but hey, what is? Clwb Tropicana is a fantastic beer that leaves me wanting to try more from this exciting Welsh outfit.
4 out of 5 hops from me 🍻