By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
Brewed: Hackney, London
Based in the heart of East London’s Hackney, Five Points Brewing Co. first started to become established in 2013, following the success of their brilliant pale ale. With five beers now making up their core range, it’s no surprise that Five Points have become one of London’s most popular independent breweries.
Brewed using a blend of three different American hops – Citra, Centennial, and Amarillo, Five Points’ Pale is a particularly aromatic brew, with a huge nose that delivers a hop explosion, alongside notes of citrus and tropical fruits from the Citra and Cascade, alongside some sulphur, and back notes of pine. Unfiltered and unpasteurised for optimum flavour, gentle citrus and a hoppy complexity on the palate lend the beer a refreshing bitterness that leads into a lasting bitter finish. Overall, Five Points’ Pale is a very promising beer, seemingly exactly half way between a traditional British and American pale ale.
Five Points’ core range is available to purchase from fivepointsbrewing.co.uk.