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Beavertown – 8 Ball Rye IPA

Beavertown Brewery – 8 Ball Rye IPA 6.2% 

This is an amber coloured ale with grapefruit and tropical fruit notes of mango. The ale has a malt and citrus grapefruit taste with a warming background.
Beavertown – 8Ball Rye IPA can

This is an  unpasteurised, unfiltered, natural beer.

This bee is brewed with  American and Southern Hemisphere hops with rue malt giving a spicy taste with a lot of dry hopping.

Beavertown – Gamma Ray American Pale Ale

Beavertown Brewery – Gamma Ray APA 5.4%

This is a golden coloured ale with a citrus grapefruit, resinous and tropical aromas. It has an initial sweet taste immediately followed by a grapefruit taste and bitterness. It is a typical APA.
Beavertown – Gamma Ray can

This is an unfiltered, unpasteurised natural beer.


The Brewery notes say the concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sip on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!

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Weird Beard – Decadence Stout

Weird Beard Brewery – Decadence Stout 5.5%

Weird Beard Brew Co – Decadence Stout

This is a black ale stout, with a characteristically strong cream coloured head. It has dark toffee and toasted dark malt aromas. This stout is typically dry, with a toasted taste from the dark malts and a long lasting, dry bitter aftertaste.
The claim of this stout is that it is naturally primed and not subjected to the usual nitrogen priming found with the mass produced stouts.
The Weird Beard Brew Company is based in Hanwell, west London.

 Weird Beard Brew Co

Weird Beard Brewing Company – Fade To Black IPA

Weird Beard Brew Company – Fade To Black IPA 6.5%

Weird Beard – Fade To Black IPA

This is a truly black ale with a creamy brown head and an mm aroma of dark roasted malts and freshly picked hops.
It’s taste is an initial sweetness moving very swiftly into a strong hop bitterness of an IPA  type. 
As the brewery taste notes say “A black IPA sounds wrong but tastes so right!”
It does in fact have a bitterness from the hops, which is not the same as a dry black stout which would have bitterness from the roasted black malts. Both the initial aroma notes and the initial sweetness are expected from a traditional dark ale, then both the aroma and the taste move swiftly to that expected from a good India Pale Ale.
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Fuller’s – Wild River IPA 4.5%

Fullers’s – Wild River Double Hopped IPA 4.5%

Fuller’s – Wild River Double Hopped IPA

This review is posted on the first BeerBritish Day 15 June 2015
The is a pale golden ale with a light Flowery aroma. It has a malty and hop taste with a bitter follow-on. The flowery aroma comes from the use of American hops including Liberty and Willamette but avoids the strong grapefruit notes from some varieties.


This is a pleasant Double Hopped IPA from this consistent London Brewer.

The Kernel Brewery – Table Beer

The Kernel Brewery – Table Beer 3.2%

The Kernel Brewery London – Table Beer 3.1%
This is a golden ale, with a hoppy and slight pine aroma. It has a pleasingly smooth taste with hop notes and lightly bitter. A refreshing light ale with a good flavour to go with food or as a session beer.
This is an interesting ale from this independent brewery in Bermondsey, south east London. The Brewery is underneath the main railway viaduct from London Bridge Station and supplies ales to the London area and some specific locations around the UK, with a listing on their website.               Edited with BlogPad Pro

Fuller’s – Chiswick Bitter


Fuller’s Chiswick Bitter

Fuller’s – Chiswick Bitter 3.5%
This Bitter ale is the session bitter from famous London Pride brewer Fuller, Smith and Turner (known commonly as Fuller’s) based at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick. Fuller’s is now The London independent brewer, with pubs across the capital. It’s London Pride is their flagship beer but Chiswick Bitter carries the name of the brewery location for drinking sessions.
Chiswick Bitter is a golden ale available draught or in bottles. It sports malty and toffee aromas, with a malt sweet and bitter taste with a pleasant bitter after taste.
Whilst London Pride is probably the first choice of many visiting a Fuller’s Pub when in London, it is worth checking out Chiswick Bitter as another option well worth trying.                                                                      Edited with BlogPad Pro