#HBBAdvent Beer 11: Five Points JUPA Pale Ale (London)

Five Points says: Hopped with Simcoe in the boil and dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic, JUPA has bold, juicy citrus flavours and a tropical fruit character bursting with pineapple, mango and papaya. It was brewed with a touch of wheat and oats for a silky malt backbone, allowing the West Coast hops to shine. JUPA’s low bitterness differentiates it from our Pale Ale and XPA and makes it a real thirst-quencher that’s juicy and totally crushable.

We say: In an era when every new brewery tap opening seems to be located a draughty railway arch, it makes a refreshing change to drink in a warm, cosy pub - which is why we love what Five Points has done with the acquisition of Hackney’s Pembury Tavern. It was in this friendly neighbourhood pub that we first encountered this beer when we travelled up for the launch a few weeks ago. Soft and fruity, JUPA is devastatingly easy to drink, so we tossed a pint or two down our neck and grabbed a can for the road before heading off to see Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at KOKO in Camden. A great night was had by all, which is why we’re happy to relive those memories with the inclusion of this lovely weeknight beer.