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Forelsket Session IPA

Rating: 3.8

Another new one from Drygate for me now after I recently enjoyed their Seven Peaks Mosaic IPA the day before I had this one. This beer will be my seventh in total from the brewery and is one that was initially introduced as a cask offering in 2014 but now appears to be more readily available on draft and in bottles, with some bottles even popping up in some Scottish Aldi stores as well. Despite having a ridiculous name, this is one that I ordered while visiting the Drygate brewpub recently after I spotted it as one of the few beers they had on-tap that actually came in a full pint offering (with the exception of their usual core range anyway). I’ve recently began to notice that Session IPA’s appear to be upping their game slightly and a few recent offerings have proved quite enjoyable, Brewdog’s recently released Ace Of Simcoe immediately springs to mind and that is part of the reason I went for this one when I spotted it in the bar and thankfully it proved to be a fairly decent beer at the time; here’s what I thought of it.

Forelsket Session IPA

Appearance (4/5): A cloudy, medium amber to gold colour that is fairly bright and is topped with a half centimetre tall, foamy white head that has broken up a little in the centre of the beer but holds well around the edges.
Aroma (7/10): Quite a fresh nose to this one with some good tropical fruit notes to open things up, most notably I got some mango and orange with a good citrus backing and touches of apricot sneaking in as well. There was a nice hop bitterness around the middle with some lighter malts too but the sweetness was kept to a minimum on the nose.
Taste (7/10): Again quite a fresh and lively beer, the taste is kicked off with some nice citrus bitterness and a zesty lemon flavour that is backed up by the tropical fruits from the nose, although they don’t seem quite as strong this time around. There is some pale malts that again hint at some sweetness before a few floral flavours and some grassy hops start to come through around the middle. There was a nice, easy-going taste to the beer with a couple of further juicy flavours seeing things out.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and quite a dry but ultimately smooth beer, there was a nice bitterness throughout and overall the beer was well-balanced with medium to strong carbonation levels. There was a fresh and lively feel to the beer as I’ve already mentioned and it was an easy one to drink with a slightly oily feel right at the end.

Overall (16/20): This was another quite enjoyable session IPA, I definitely see improvements with the style and this one was quite a fresh beer with a lively but well-balanced feel to it that made it an easy one to drink. Definitely sessionable, there was some nice hop bitterness and plenty of citrus coming through plus the carbonation levels were good as well. A very balanced and enjoyable beer that I’d probably have again if I found it on-tap a second time.

Brewed In: Drygate, Glasgow, Scotland
Brewery: Drygate Brewery
First Brewed: 2014
Type: Session IPA
Abv: 4.2%
Serving: Draught (Pint)
Purchased: Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.80

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  1. April 22, 2016 at 08:16

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