I recently found Northumberland brewery Grounding Angels Brew Co on Instagram and when I saw that they were offering local home delivery it was definitely an offer that was too good to refuse. So doing my bit to support local businesses during lockdown, I chose a mixed case of 12 cans and a couple of hours later they were in my fridge.
First up is Chasing the Horizon, a New Zealand NEIPA. I was a bit put off by the cloudy, opaque and slightly weird juice-like appearance at first but the amazing aroma of fresh mango, orange and lime more than made up it. It really does resemble a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice when the loose frothy cream coloured head disappears. If I could drink beer for breakfast, this would definitely be one I'd choose!
The aroma is unbelievable; it's so deliciously fruity and the mouthwatering aroma continuously wafts out of the glass as if it was a scented candle. It smells like a bowl of freshly peeled fruit comprising orange, mango, peach and lime; it's very exotic and summery. Everything I smelt in the aroma was replicated in the taste along with a hint of spice and a citrus bitter finish. It really is a lovely blend and so very refreshing.
It's a full bodied ale with a smooth appearance but has the perfect amount of carbonation to give the tongue a good tickling. It's like a beer cocktail and just needs a little cocktail umbrella and a slice of lime on the side of the glass to look the part. It's not something I'd usually pick but I'm so glad that I did as I really liked it; with the balance being more tropical fruit than citrus, it turned out to be more my kind of thing than I thought. As I bought 4 cans, I can definitely say Ale Be Seeing You Again!
Brewed by Grounding Angels Brew Co, Hexham, Northumberland
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