Darling Brew Warlord
Brewery: Darling Brew
Style: Imperial IPA
Color: lightly filtered amber
Head: white, rocky, ample
Body: medium, low carbonation, soft
Palate: balanced, hoppy but not bitter
Finish: fairly clean, not overly bitter
Served: on tap at the brewery in Darling
Impression: If they hadn’t had such reasonable prices, this would have likely been my go to beer. I quite like Imperial IPAs as they tend to not be so over the top bitter due to their high malt content. This one looked the part and had a nice interplay of malt and hops. It was also extremely drinkable for 9%. It was certainly a hoppy beer but not really bitter. In fact, the finish seemed a bit quick and lacked the bitterness you might be looking for. That said, it was a nice example of the style if not one to compare to the best.
How about another South African craft beer?