#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 58
Beer: Small IPA
The Brewer: Hadrian Border Brewery
A sessionable IPA? But can you handle the grapefruit?
There’s the lightest touch of haze to this one.
And a feint, fruity aroma.
Yet the taste belies the expectations of freshness. Like many pales, it has a bitterness, but this one hangs around.
It’s pretty grapefruity, which, to be honest, isn’t normally to my taste.
However this isn’t bad.
And for an IPA, it’s low ABV at 3.5% volume and that’s refreshing in itself. A sessionable IPA – so long as you don’t mind that bitterness.
Where in the North?
The vibrant city of Newcastle is not only a great place to head for a drink, whether you’re looking for great beer pubs or enjoying a stag or hen do, it’s full of culture and a heart of innovation. William Armstrong, ancestor of TV’s Alexander, was responsible for many inventions, including the hydraulic crane, and his technology is used to power many things, including the Swing Bridge across the Tyne, and London’s Tower Bridge.
Mosley Street was the first street in the world to be illuminated by electric light.
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