King Slayer DIPA – ABV 8.5%

Tangy marmalade, creamy sweetness and more subtle on hops compared to some Buxton brews, this Vermont DIPA hides its booziness under layers of tropical fruits.

Look: Pours clear  and yellow-amber in the glass with a small, creamy white head.

Aroma: Tropcial fruit punch stuffed with mango, pineapple and orange with highlights of pine and some grapefruit zest.

Taste: Under the light aroma notes are jammy strawberry and zingy marmelade with some biscuit increasing the body and mouthefeel. Slight boozy warmth but otherwise the alcohol is well hidden with a moderate carbonation and persistent crisp finish.

Verdict: Layers of rich sweet jammy fruits, tropical hints and interludes of hoppy crispness – long live the King Slayer!