Fifth beer of Christmas 

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me a ipa from Derby. 

It’s beer five and I’m already running out of things that rhyme with “sent to me” but still I suffer for my art, today’s beer was a finalist in the campaign for real ales top 15 bottled beers in Britain, amber ales from Pentrich in Derbyshire is a 6.5 heritage ipa I’m not entirely sure what is ment by heritage ipa but it’s certainly interesting it is a hazy amber colour with not much on the nose to give away the blast of boozy flavour initially that instantly gives way to a grassy hop finish it’s incredibly balanced and is unlike most big ipas making the most of the malts and Brittish hops but still delivering a full flavour that can easily stand up to any of the new world hop monsters. 

It really is as the label bosts a classic with a twist currently available on beerhawk.com well worth a look as a light coloured ale that can stand up to the winter stouts 

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