Carbon Black IPA – ABV 6.8%

Light-bodied, herby and refreshing, this is a great example of a Black IPA a brewery that is growing in reputation.

Look: Fixed Wheel Carbon Black pours with a nice tan head.

Aroma: Big juicy scents of grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Roasted malt to balance out the pine and citrus, and a nice bitter finish with just a hint of herbs.

Food Pairing: This is a terrific beer for pairing with fatty meats. Try drinking it with a plate of sticky sweet BBQ ribs.

Verdict: Plant Earth needs carbon to survive. Say no more.

Ride it Like You Stole It DIPA – ABV 8.5%

This classic double IPA was made after Fixed Wheel “robbed a hop bank” and has stolen our heart: bitter orange and pine freshness ride on a bike of treacle.

Look: Ride it Like You Stole It pours dark orange with a small white head.

Aromas: Sweet notes of peach and mango combine with the bitterness of orange zest.

Taste: A lovely freshness with a big hit of pine and a twist of marmalade against a body of caramel. Totally delicious.

Food pairing: This beer pairs well with salty and fried foods. Try drinking it with a plate of gammon and chips.

Verdict: Fresh yet caramelly, hoppy and treacley – a world cycling champion.