REVIEW: Bullfinch Brewery Citrageddon

Bullfinch Brewery
Citrageddon Black IPA
7%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Bullfinch

Back in Spring of this year I took on the Bermondsey mile which saw me stop off at Brew By Numbers, Partizan, Kernel etc. Whilst on Druid Street I visited Anspach & Hobday who share a space with fellow brewers, Bullfinch Brewery. I was massively impressed by Bullfinch and the pale ale I tried, humorously named, Hopocalypse. I also picked up a bottle of Citrageddon, a Black IPA.

Bullfinch haven’t been going all that long but I was massively impressed by the beers they’re producing. Safe to say they were the surprise package from the Bermondsey mile. I went away wanting more of Bullfinch and if there’s one thing I love it is a strong Black IPA. So the Citrageddon was always going to please my palate. The Black IPA is a strong hoppy ale that reminds me of London Fields Black American IPA. They describe it as, “A devastating amount of Citra hops and dark malts live in hoppy harmony.”

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Citrageddon has that lovely balance between an IPA and a porter. It has the smooth fruity flavour and coffee aroma like a porter but all the hops you’d ever want. However, at 7% there’s no way I could drink these all night. Mark my words, Black IPA will get even bigger in 2015 and so will Bullfinch Brewery.

OVERALL: 4/5

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