Today’s beer is one of my local breweries newest offerings! Apparently they have a lot of new beers in the pipeline for the next couple months so expect to see plenty of reviews on those brews. Fitting the Pretty Decent naming format the beer is simply named after the style of beer: East Coast IPA. It comes in at 6.5% ABV and is meant to be the softer, juicier version of their best selling West Coast IPA.
The beer pours a gold, honey-like colour with a light white head. A fantastic aroma packed with mango and tinned peaches makes it very inviting. The body is filled with juicy citrus flavours that balance out well with a moreish bitterness you get to the finish. It’s got a good overall hop but is still incredibly smooth drinking with a nice soft mouthfeel.
A quick note on the can art: Always that funky Jackson Pollock vibe with the Pretty Decent cans. I feel there is a slight increase in paint splatters for this can.
I don’t think I’ve had a mediocre, let alone a bad beer, from these guys. Which is great for me as I can get amazing, fresh beers from around the corner! While certainly going for the New England Style it’s distinct from the NEIPA I’ve had from them previously. The citrus flavours are more prominent and those soft tropical fruits play a complimentary background role. Stupidly drinkable as always for an over 6% beer! I am very much looking forward to their upcoming releases.
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- Hops: Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, Amarillo, Simcoe
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 6.5%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Location: Pretty Decent Beer Co. Tap Room
- Purchase Price: £4.50