By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
Strength: 7.1% ABV
Brewed: Hackney, London
Based in the heart of East London’s Hackney, Five Points Brewing Co. first started to become established in 2013, following their Five Points Pale Ale, and now there are four beers within the brewery’s core range. We’ve already enjoyed the brewery’s Hook Island Red, but this week’s pick is Five Points’ IPA.
Brewed using Cascade and Galaxy hops, the amber beer is topped with a very thin white head, when poured, while aromas of tropical fruits such as papaya, pine and even very subtle notes of honeycomb. As for the taste, there’s an astringent bitterness that joins tropical fruit flavours and leaves a lingering aftertaste that gradually transforms over time. The ABV strength of the beer does provide quite an alcoholic kick, but this full-bodied IPA is an amiable selection from Five Points’ core range.
Five Points’ core range is available to purchase from fivepointsbrewing.co.uk.