#181 Belhaven – Twisted Thistle IPA

Belhaven Thistle IPA Name: Twisted Thistle IPA
Brewery: Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: IPA
ABV: 5.3%
Source: Waiheke Wines

I’m going to have to rush this post as I’ve been writing all day and I am DYING for a beer, so ‘scuse the brevity/lazy writing…

Having had quite good experiences with British IPAs in the past (namely Fullers‘, which was delicious), and with Belhaven’s Wee Heavy, I probably had unrealistically high hopes for this one.

Were they realized? Not quite. This was actually really nice – fruity, resinous hops and a good balance of caramel malt, but it didn’t seem punchy enough for an IPA, and as my mum pointed out, the finish was quite short.

On the other hand, it was really quaffable, and if this had been called a Pale Ale rather than an IPA I might judge it differently, and blah blah blah… But I have to go!

*throws laptop to ground, sprints to fridge… 

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