It’s been a fair old while since I last had a beer from DEYA; one of the biggest names in UK craft beer. However, while in Cornwall recently, a friend of mine spotted this can of ‘Routine Bites Hard’ in the reduction bin of a bottle shop. Half price and still a month in date. I knew it wouldn’t be the freshest but it was the most affordable opportunity I had been presented to try my first Triple IPA! This brew comes in at a rather hefty 10% ABV.
Incredibly hazy straw yellow on the pour with a well formed white head. The aroma is predominately heavy tangerine. There is a really complex fruity flavour going on in the body, almost like a tin of fruit salad. Lots of orange, pineapple and mango flavours. The middle of the beer has a fantastic creamy quality to it which helps balance that little alcohol burn you get on the finish.
A quick note on the can art: Potentially the definition of abstract art? I really like it. It weird and wacky and a mash up of motifs that almost parallels the flavour mash up in the can!
What a fantastic way to get introduced into the world of triple IPAs. I’ve had plenty of very heavy stouts but it was interesting to taste the stronger side of lighter brews. The whole beer makes me think of someone using Wrey and Nephew as the base of their fruit punch. The beer is essentially a boozy fruit salad. All those classic tropical flavours come through in full force and despite the level of alcohol the beer is still somehow soft, creamy and rather refreshing. I’m personally a lightweight so the can had me on a good buzz for the next hour! I certainly won’t be waiting this long to try another DEYA beer.
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- Hops: Mosaic & Simcoe
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 10%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!