Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hopdaemon's Skrimshander IPA


I'd had this beer kicking around for some time, and when I cracked it open I cursed myself for not doing so sooner - although it was a long time ago now! I didn't blog it at the the time, but have since got another bottle in in order to evaluate it more seriously - and it was worth it. Hopdaemon are not a brewery that I'm overly familiar with, but that will change from now on. I loved this; copper in colour, with a hint of bready yeast and a touch of hop-pepperiness on the nose. Body-wise it's light but quite sweet, and that gives a little more balance to the moderately sharp, citrussy bitterness that comes along at the end. I had chilled the bottle slightly and it certainly quenched the thirst - but this is one beer I'll drink again and would love to try on draught, if anyone can tell me where this may be possible?
Here's to many more, Hopdaemon.

5 comments:

Chunk said...

Agree totally. This is a fantastic beer, in no small part down to the hard work of Pete Brissended, I'm sure.

Chunk.

Mark said...

It's in most of the supermarkets in Kent. As for cask, you'll also need to come to Kent to get it. This beer has continued to improve over the last year - it's a goodun'. We had it at Thanet Beer Festival in April and it was fantastic.

Velky Al said...

Skrimshander was one of the beery highlights of the last time I got home to the UK back in 2008, simply a tasty and drinkable beer - what more could more you want?

Ed said...

I had a bottle recently and it was a bit flat, I'll have to give it another go.

Leigh said...

Thanks guys - Mark, I had a feeling you'd say that. Never seen any of thier wares 'up north'...