Apologies for the two day hiatus, had a driving test recently so have been slightly preoccupied! A new brewery today back from Lidl’s craft beer festival. This is 71 Brewing’s ‘Left Coast’, an appropriately named West Coast IPA at 5.4% ABV. I’ve actually seen this beer still kicking around in some Lidl shops so if it takes your fancy after this review you might still be able to grab one!
‘Left Coast’ pours amber orange in colour with a light haze. Super classic IPA on the nose with classic passion fruit and pineapple tropical scents paired with citrus. There is also a slight rhubarb tartness on the back end of the aroma as well. The flavour of the beer is a wonderful light tropical hop and a soft bitterness to the finish makes this a moreish IPA.
A quick note on the can art: Really sleek, contemporary design. I like the split of the the logo with the acronym of the beer name in the middle.
‘Left Coast’ is part of 71 Brewing’s Blueprint series which I believe must be their core range of beers. If that is the case this would be a really solid IPA entry to any breweries base lineup. Full of flavour, crisp and tasty. No overbearing bitterness that can sometimes grip West Coast IPAs. This is very solid and having had a quick nosey at some of their other beers, they appear to brew some very interesting stuff that I would definitely like to try in the future!
Thanks for reading! Cheers!
- Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Citra
- Malt: Extra Pale, Munich, Carra Light, Carra Pils,
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 5.4%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Price: £1.79
- Purchase Location: Lidl