#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 26
Beer: Wild Gravity IPA
The Brewer: BAD Co (Brewing and Distilling Company)
Another day, another IPA…
Very much like yesterday, my first impressions were that his smells great. I love that hoppy aroma – even if it is virtually impossible to describe.
This was complemented by a beautiful reddy-gold hue.
And upon tasting, Wild Gravity has a rich flavour. Tangy. It leaves a long-lasting aftertaste under the tongue, but it doesn’t seem to linger long elsewhere.
At 5.2%, it’s not a session beer, but it’s one that can be savoured and enjoyed in a moment of relaxation.
The other thing of note is that the can has an unusual lid. Or, at least, unusual for beer. It opens like a bean can, allowing you to drink from the can as you would from a glass. I think I like it.
Where in the North?
Ok, so this is an unusual one. The brewery is based at Dishforth Airfield, an RAF/Army station in North Yorkshire. Hard to imagine the pilots or soldiers going into battle after a few Wild Gravitys.
Dishforth was the first base to receive the Apache helicopter and had 16 of them, divided between two squadrons.
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