I’ve got a beer from a new brewery today which has been generously gifted to me by a friend! Purity Brewing Company is based south of Birmingham and the beer I’ve got today is their keg core range Session IPA. I don’t often do session IPA reviews as I find them less exciting on the whole but it is nice once in a while! Purity’s also happens to be gluten free and it has certainly been a long while since I’ve done a GF review.
The beer pours a slightly hazy but fairly clear gold colour with a dense white head. Very solid carbonation to the beer, keeping it’s head for a rather long time. Typical session nose with light citrus fruits to the aroma. The front end of the body has a soft fruit flavour before leading into a grapefruit, hoppy bitterness to the finish. The carbonation really helps push the flavours around and make the most out of the session strength.
A quick note on the can art: Sucker for a nice repeating pattern. The design was actually made in collaboration with Birmingham City University art students. Zunaira Muzaffar and Beth Nicol were the winners of the Purity Season Beer Design Award in 2018 and had their artwork imortalised on the can!
I never think it is fair to compare a session IPA so a standard IPA or a New England. So my thoughts and comparisons solely relate to the style. And my opinion is this is a cracking little SIPA. At 4.5% ABV it has got plenty of flavour kicking around. Nice and easy drinking with good balance of flavours. If you are gluten intolerant you wouldn’t be complaining if this was serve to you in a pub!
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- Style: Session IPA
- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 4.5%
- Gluten Free: Yes!
- Vegan: Yes!