September must try….lupuloids 

So with technical gremlins aside it’s time to catch up with the must try posts basically a beer that is causing a stir that I review briefly on its own as a one off.

Except as I’m playing catch up I have a double header as I was lucky enough to be in Cardiff at the tiny rebel urban tap last week and got to try a great tiny rebel beer that’s hard to come by unless you hunt online and a beavertown beer that is everywhere right now. 

Lupuloids ipa by beavertown is the brewery knowen for its fresh craft beers first core range ipa the work of a year of one of ipas and a whole lot of tinkering to try and create perfection.

The hop alien monster on the can tells you straight away what you are getting a 6.7abv can of hops. Light yellow with a light carbonation it’s smells of all kinds of tropical fruit I’ve heard everything from the juice from tinned pineapple to lemon meringue pie but I really got sweetness and berries myself. 

Really light no malt backbone it delivers big tropical fruit flavours if a tad muddled with just a hint of dryness on the back of the mouth. 

I have seen 330ml from 2.50 so would recommend picking it up. 

The next beer is more of an acquired taste a raspberry sour called frambuzzi by tiny rebel it has a beautiful red tint and wild fresh raspberry flavour and scent giving way to a lighter sourness than most of its type. But it lives and dies on its fruit flavour and it was all there. 

Neither of these beers are breaking the mold I’ve had many fruit sours and 6% ipas however they are both good examples of the craft beer style done well and at a reasonable price 

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