Tropical World, Tropical Smoothie IPA, (Northern Monk)

I’m still not entirely sure why smoothies get such a bad rep from the gatekeepers of craft. Personally i find the style to be a smooth (no shit) and luscious take on crafted ales. Not a day goes by where i don’t see someone on Twitter with a spicy take on it. Oh the irony…..

Just look at this sparkly boi! All 440 ml and weighing in at 6.2% ABV. It pours lightly carbonated and a lovely pale orange juice colour. How could you not be captivated by that??

The smell is tropical and reminiscent of North Brewing Co’s DDH IPA, but TROPICAL WORLD delivers a smoother and lighter spin on that with an oaty finish. It provides a sweetness and creaminess that you’d expect from a smoothie and yes, you’ve guessed it – smooth as all hell. The aftertaste delivers a subtle hop burn which fades quickly.

This one delivers a silky mouth feel and taste-wise there’s no real harshness to it at all. It’s light enough and easy to enjoy in a social setting (as I sit here by myself, in my cave, reviewing beer…).

It’s been doing the rounds since its inclusion in the <INSERT BIG NAME BRAND UK SUPERMARKET HERE> craft section. Totally accessible and fun to be around, just like myself….

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