It’s been a while since I’ve had a Thornbridge beer and I picked this up a while ago after James from @jamesproclaims (do check him out if you like witty posts about clickbait among other things!) affirmed my suspicions that it could be a good beer. However, I’m only drinking it now as I left it at my friend’s house in Portsmouth and only recently reacquired it. This is the very appropriately named ‘Jamestown’ a New England IPA at the standard NEIPA ABV of 5.9%.
Visually the beer pours pale and hazy with a lovely apple juice hue to it. On top sits a fairly large white head. On the nose for me is a an aroma of heavy stone fruits, peaches and apricots mainly, with tropical hints mixed in as well. Flavour wise is brilliant. The lightest hop on the back end but the body is full of flavour. Lots of juicy tropical taste coming through making it surprisingly drinkable for a 5.9% beer.
A quick note on the can art: A purple with lilac trim is the colour scheme this time around. Always enjoyed that Thornbridge have typically stuck with a style that works but gives them almost infinite possibilities to mix and match.
What a cracking beer this is. I’d argue one of the best New England IPAs readily available in the supermarket. Really juicy packed with flavour while still being incredibly affordable. I almost pulled the trigger on buying a whole bunch of Thornbridge beer the other week but held back. This might be the push. All three I’ve had have been very different but equally tasty. Thanks for the recommendation James!
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- Hops: Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Mosaic
- Malt: Maris Otters, Wheat, Oat
- IBU: 25
- ABV: 5.9%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Price: £1.80
- Purchase Location: Tesco