Monday, 28 February 2011
Beer of the Month: Dark Star Six Hop Ale
The bouquet of this delightful amber ale is the first clue. Heavy doses of pine and tropical fruit assault the senses before the full tongue-tingling rush of the six (five and then dry hopped, apparently) hops begins. More resiny pine and citrus flavours here, but mainly just a massive rush of hops that hopheads will love.
A slightly sticky mouthfeel and an extreme finish makes it very moreish; for hopheads only, though, it has to be said. It’s simply too much for some and I’ve had it described as “like having one ball ripped off while your chewing on the other”. But I’m not sure that’s an official beer blogger’s tasting note.