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Farmageddon White IPA

Rating: 1.6

One of the first beers I picked up on my recent trip of Ireland now, a bottle from the Farmaggedon Brewing Co-Op based in County Down after being intrigued by the fairly basic looking label design. I’m always a fan of trying new, local beers and this was the first time I’d seen anything from Farmaggedon so I thought I’d give this one a go. The brewery was only founded back in 2013 and this particular offering introduced around Easter time this year so it’s a pretty new operation, anyway here’s what I thought of my first (and very possibly my last) beer from them.

Farmaggedon White IPA

Appearance (3/5): Light and quite cloudy, this one is a light amber with what looks to be either red or purple tinges dotted throughout. The head is about half a centimetre tall and bubbly with a white colour and fairly good retention.
Aroma (3/10): Quite a funky aroma initially, there’s some yeast and a strong floral aroma to kick things off before some citrus, lime and faint hops come through. The beer is a strange one on the nose with some spice in there but it’s not an enjoyable smell at all really.
Taste (3/10): Fruity to start with, there is some funky flavours and a little yeast early on making the beer almost seem like a saison. Some floral flavours follow with a bit of lime and citrus to back them up before some orange made an appearance too. There was also a strong taste of what seemed like blackcurrant around the middle and towards the end with quite a lot of tart in there as well. It was marginally better than the nose but still a terrible tasting beer.
Palate (1/5): Funky with quite a lot of tart and an over-carbonated feel to it. The beer was quite light bodied and the balance was nowhere to be found, it also didn’t help that the beer almost seemed off in places and definitely didn’t seem like an American IPA or a wheat ale either; awful stuff.

Overall (4/20): This one was a terrible beer from start to finish, far too much funky flavours and a lot of tart coming through as well. It was all over the place really with no balance between flavours and everything seeming overdone, definitely one of the worst beers I’ve had in quite some time and one that I couldn’t get anywhere near finishing.

Brewed In: Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland
Brewery: Farmageddon Brewing Co-Op
First Brewed: 2015
Type: Wheat Ale
Abv: 3.8%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Reilly’s (Lisnaskea)
Price: £2.29

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