Beer Review: Southern DIPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

A beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent Beer Co! They’ve started a new winter double IPA series and this is number 2. ‘Southern DIPA’ was apparently brewed on the shortest day of the year and of course comes in at a hefty 7.7% ABV. The last DIPA was absolutely gorgeous so I’ve been looking forward to the next edition in this series eagerly.

Visually the beer pours much like it’s predecessor, very hazy. Slight more gold to the colour with a large fluffy, white head. The beers become very different from this point. A much more aromatic nose on this one with a sharp sour touch to it. A lighter tropical flavour to the body with that sharpness coming through. Faint hoppiness to the beer but overall surprisingly smooth drinking and very light for such a boozy brew.

A quick note on the can art: As always a very similar style with all the cans. Both the DIPAs have been my favourites. The colours used in this remind me of a late summer sunset.

A very good second entry into the series that is entirely different to the first DIPA I had from them. It’s equally as drinkable but features a very different flavour profile. I was told the yeast would come through more on this beer, and I’m fairly sure that’s where the sharpness is coming from! It’s crisp and fresh and as it implies on the back of the can ‘looks to sunnier times’. Do I like this as much as the other? No probably not, but that’s just my personal taste and this is still a lovely tipple! Also now that we are in Lockdown again local business need our help more than ever. If you are able, shop local where you can!

Score: 8/10

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Additional Information:

  • Hops: Motueka, Rakau & Nelson Sauvin
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 7.7%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Price: £4.95
  • Purchase Location: Pretty Decent Beer Co. Taproom

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