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Fundamentals #79 – Almasty Kush DIPA

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Fundamentals #79 – Almasty Kush DIPA

I thought I was bored of New England IPAs. There was a time, like many of you reading this I’m sure, when I found myself in constant pursuit of The Juice. I was lucky in 2016 when I decided to head to Philadelphia to the Craft Brewers Conference, the brewing industry’s largest convergence within a typical calendar year. Once the conference was over, I found myself with a spare day, so – after picking up a box of doughnuts from Reading Terminal Market – I figured out which train would take me to the suburb of Ardmore, and to Tired...

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Fundamentals #71 — Howling Hops Shout Mode Kveik DIPA

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Fundamentals #71 — Howling Hops Shout Mode Kveik DIPA

It’s been a while since I fell head over heels for a hazy DIPA. Thankfully, this juicy number from East London outfit Howling Hops had little rosy hearts fluttering past the centre of my gaze from the very first sip until the last. A couple of things work well really in this beer. The hop combination for starters – while featuring the omnipresent marriage of Citra and Mosaic, it also features Simcoe, a hop that’s long been a favourite of mine, which I feel has fallen a little out of favour in recent times. These hop varieties provide a lot...

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