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Fundamentals #71 — Howling Hops Shout Mode Kveik DIPA

DIPA Fundamentals Hackney Howling Hops Matthew Curtis

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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No More Heroes XIV - Howling Hops West Coast Special IPA #2

Howling Hops IPA London Matthew Curtis West Coast IPA

No More Heroes XIV - Howling Hops West Coast Special IPA #2

I get that people worry about the gradual Americanisation of our beer culture, I really do. The key thing to remember, for me at least, is that the beer landscape exists as it does today because of shifting, global influence over hundreds of years. These days, that influence occurs exponentially thanks to how connected we are through technology and social media. If a brewer in California releases a revolutionary beer, then the rest of the world will know about it within minutes. As a city, London is about as multicultural as it gets and it will happily take influence from...

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