So, today’s beer review is another new brewery for me! This time we’ve got London based, Fourpure Brewing Company’s ‘Easy Peeler’ citrus session IPA.
I believe Easy Peeler’s origins came from the desire to make a sessionable version of the brewery’s popular 5.9% Juicebox. As I’ve mentioned previously I’m a big fan of creating session beers from their stronger counterparts! The colour of the beer is a clear golden and as expected the nose is full of really pleasant citrus notes, particularly orange or tangerine. I expected this to transfer onto the flavour of the beer however there was a bitterness that masked any core flavours.
Of course IPAs have an innate bitterness and is an aspect of why they are so appealing. However, the side of the can describes Easy Peeler as a beer with low bitterness, which in my opinion was simply not the case. I went in with an expectation of a super refreshing, juicy, orange IPA but left with a more standard affair unfortunately. I personally think the balance between the bitterness and citrus flavours is off, making the beer less enjoyable as a result.
A note on the can art: Absolutely love the artwork for this. The colours are fantastic and really make it stand out from the crowd on the busy shelves of the supermarket.
Overall I’d say this was a slight disappointment, predominately because it doesn’t do what it says on the tin, so to speak. However, I’m still looking forward to trying more Fourpure beers in the future and I actually have the Juicebox Citrus IPA at home, which will make an interesting comparison I think.
Thanks for reading!
- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: 30
- ABV: 4.0%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Price: £2 (2 for £4)
- Purchase Location: Co-op