822 Double IPA – ABV 8.7%

An homage to the first reference to the importance of hop farming, this resinous, smooth, mango-flavoured beer is loaded with Amarillo and Centennial hops.

Look: Hazy orange-amber with a large just off-white head

Aroma: Floral and light with mango and pineapple; some jammy and marmalade notes

Taste: More tropical fruit with a peaches, pineapple and apricots on a caramel base with a tangy alcoholic warmth and orange zest

Verdict: This classical DIPA had to be good to be an homage to the birth of beer production. Yet again the Monks up North nailed it; balanced, fruity and zingy.