Name: Black Isle Yellowhammer IPA
Bottled/ Draft: Bottled
Bottle Conditioned: No
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Price: £2.19 from Abel & Cole
Colour: Deep Golden
Clarity: Clean and crisp
Head/ Bubbles: Slightly carbonated; large bubbles, short lived head.
Mouthfeel: Very bubbly; the first word that comes to mind is “Tizer” 🙂
Taste: Another light tasting beer, little or no maltiness. A nicely rounded hoppy finish, which comes in once you’re passed all the bubbles!
Comment: As with the Sam Smith’s, a combination of light flavouring and a lack of bottle conditioning makes this a less than perfect beer. That said, the hoppiness is strong enough to come through at the end, and if it was maybe half as fizzy it would be a superb summer drink. There is a distinctly floral citrus aroma, although this doesn’t really come through as anything more substantial. A nicely flavoured beer, but it’s probably worth leaving it open for a while to let the worst of the bubbles subside.
Additional Info: Black Isle now seem to label this beer as simply ‘Yellowhammer Bitter’ on their website.