Beer Review: New World – Northern Monk

Today we’ve got our second beer from Leeds based Northern Monk. This time round we’ve got a can of the first ever beer they brewed; New World IPA. I recently had their pale ale ‘Faith’ and I was blown away by how good that was so expectations were rather high going into this!

Visually you’ve got that classic IPA colour, a nice deep gold with a good haze to it as well. Aroma wise the beer has a very strong and pleasant nose of grapefruit. The citrus from the grapefruit smell translates well into the flavour of the beer. Importantly, however, the beer is super hoppy and, as such, packed with flavour. There is also a lovely moreish bitterness throughout.

A note on the can art: Once again I’ve found myself loving the art on these Northern Monk beers. The green is a perfect match for the rolling hills in the background. If I had more space I could easily see myself becoming a hoarder!

I went in expecting a fantastic beer after my previous experience and what I got was a fantastic beer. Did I like it as much as their pale ale ‘Faith’? No, but I imagine that is purely down to my own personal tastes. This is a cracking IPA really hoppy and full of flavour. At 6.2% it would be the perfect first pint to have when the pubs reopen before cracking on to something slightly lighter. Definitely pick this one up if you happen to see it and love a classic IPA!

Score: 8/10

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: 60
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Price: £1.50 (4 for £6)
  • Purchase Location: Tesco

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