Ale-ader board

The beer we've tried. Ranked.

Harbour Brewing Co. - Arctic Sky

10

/10

The joy of this beer is how composed it is.

BrewDog - Speedbird 100

9

/10

Ahh. You can't beat that first sip of a beer you know you can trust.

Hoegaarden - Belgian Wheat Beer

9

/10

I'm yet to find another beer I like this much.

Harbour Brewing Co. - Arctic Sky

10

/10

The joy of this beer is how composed it is.

BrewDog - Speedbird 100

9

/10

Ahh. You can't beat that first sip of a beer you know you can trust.

Hoegaarden - Belgian Wheat Beer

9

/10

I'm yet to find another beer I like this much.

Yeastie Boys - Bigmouth Session IPA

9

/10

Has a slight twang, something special about it. It's drinks like this that made me fall in love with pale ales.

Vocation Brewery & Yeastie Boys - Breakfast Club.

9

/10

I know stouts are traditionally a winter beer, but I couldn't put this down, or stand up afterwards.

Burning Sky - Arise

9

/10

A lovely peachy aroma, which then leads to a subtle fruity flavour, a great balance and a hoppy, bitter finish.

Laine Brew Co. - Mango-Licious.

9

/10

Fresh, fruity and a very smooth drink and like they say, it is the perfect beer to enjoy in the early summer sun.

Tiny Rebel & Polly's Brew Co. Pineapple Express IPA

9

/10

It's dangerously sessionable and remarkably refreshing.

UnBarred - Mango Pale

9

/10

The rich tropical flavours burst across your moot and then the beer finishes with a slight bitterness, just to let you know you're drinking a beer, not a fresh fruit juice.

Seaford Shor Brewery - Mangoes into a bar

9

/10

This beer is really refreshing, has a great mango aroma and it’s not too bitter. Just the way I like it! This is the perfect session beer.

BrewDog - Clockwork Tangerine

8

/10

If you like sweet fruit infused beers and especially if you like tangerines, hopefully you'll enjoy this one as much as I did.

Black Sheep Brewery - Pineapple Milkshake

8

/10

No, I’m not talking about Jesus (he’s busy). Usually, when I return somewhere it’s to apologise for the first time.

Eagle Brewery - Banana Bread Beer

8

/10

Once opened, it gives off a sweet banana smell, one that takes me down memory lane.

Wild Card Brewery - Unite Tribute

8

/10

A light, juicy IPA bursting with exotic fruit flavours. It pours to a light-yellow hazy colour, with a short foamy head.

Fourpure Brewing Co. - Juicebox Citrus IPA

8

/10

It’s fresh, zesty, has a mild citrus taste, not too over powering. Perfect for summer drinking.

Brewdog - Punk IPA

8

/10

Punk IPA has a special place in my heart, it was "my first time".

Atlas Brewing Co. - Latitude (Pale)

8

/10

Atlas claim this recipe is as adventurous as your next expedition.

Northern Monk - Rapscallion

8

/10

The orange zest is timid, but is apparent enough to make you look at the can after a sip and nod thoughtfully.

Magic Rock - Saucery

8

/10

It's extremely memorable for a session beer.

Two Tribes - Dream Factory

8

/10

Gently caressing your tongue all the way to flavour town.

Harbour Brewing Co. - Ellensberg Session IPA

8

/10


Its smoothness means the drink glides down your throat and leaves you wanting more

Verdant - Intimately Spaced Pylons

8

/10

This is one of the smoothest IPAs I’ve ever had, it was a beautiful drink from start to finish.

Fierce Beer - Cafe Racer

8

/10

The coffee takes on different roles here: the dark roast flavour is the first thing you taste, espresso like, with the bitterness of the coffee balanced alongside chocolate, then vanilla enters the show.

Burning Sky - Saison Provision

8

/10

Once poured, it had a cloudy yellow colour and the smell was very similar to a cider, it is beautifully crisp with a tart/sour taste to it.

Foundry Brew Pub - Canterbury Nitro Stout

8

/10

To taste it is creamy and full of lovely silky mouthfeel, with vanilla taking control with chocolate poking its head out and coffee saying hello towards the end.

71 Brewing Co. - Fruit Shute Amplitude

8

/10

t glides down with ease, the oats used in the brewing process making this beer very smooth and light.

UnBarred - Joosy Pale Ale

7.75

/10

smell is super fruity, lots of exotic fruits rush to you, grapefruit and orange smells.

UnBarred - Bueno Shake

7.66

/10

Like a sumptuous pudding after a large meal at a fancy restaurant, you only order one.

London Beer Factory - Hazey daze session IPA

7.5

/10

Once I pulled this funky over-sized ring pull I got a strong smell of pineapple, citrus and tropical fruits.

UnBarred & Bison Beer - Honeycomb Milkshake Pale Ale

7.5

/10

This collaboration between UnBarred and Bison Beer is delightful, they should team up more often!

BrewDog - Pale Ale

7

/10

Ahh lockdown. Nothing like a worldwide pandemic to make people take up new hobbies.

Drygate Brewing Co. - Disco Forklift Truck

7

/10

After a heavy night previous, and an afternoon of slaving away over a hot BBQ I needed a pick me up, enter "Disco Forklift Truck"

Drygate Brewing Co. - Crossing the Rubicon

7

/10

I would definitely have this beer again, but the only negative point I have is that it’s not a memorable beer.

Brewdog - Dead Pony Club

7

/10

If you're after a refreshing session pale ale but still kicks you in the teeth with its flavour, give this a try!

Freak Aleworks - Phantom Pale Ale

7

/10

The smell of some zesty citrus notes comes through, paired with a malt and light hoppy finish.

Modelo - Especial

7

/10

Orange blossom honey aroma. Nobody but a green fingered pillock is going to know what that is.

Bira 91 - White

7

/10

This delicious wheat beer, with its strong wheat taste and (predominantly orange) citrusy flavour, immediately reminds of an easy-drinking craft beer.

Uiltje Brewing Company - TrackDown

7

/10

Overall, a very enjoyable beer, the battle to control your tastebuds is an enjoyable one.

Loch Lomond - Come on Pilgrim

7

/10

Big aromas of stone fruit and pineapple lead the initial taste into super juicy citrus fruit flavours.

Wiper & True - Kaleidoscope

7

/10

After a few sips, I have to say, it's a well-rounded pale ale, with big summer fruits.

Tiny Rebel - Pump Up The Jam

7

/10

The most bizarre and unique beer I've ever had the pleasure of tucking into,

Beer Me - IPA-21

7

/10

Flavours of citrus, earthy floral notes and strong bitterness to end.

Shepard Neame - Master Brew

7

/10

It pours to a reddy/brown clear colour with the tiniest of heads - proper beer, my dad would say.

Foundry Brew Pub - Foundry IPA

7

/10

The taste starts weak then jumps to a range of citrus flavours, none individually strong enough to note, but altogether a clear taste.

Foundry Brew Pub - Red Rye

7

/10

To taste it has a fruity taste, mainly being orange coming through. It is perfectly carbonated and as the fruit makes way, a slight bittering arrives to remind you that are drinking a well-hopped beer.

Howling Hops - Wind and Sea Surf Club

7

/10

Grapefruit is the first flavour that comes through to taste, from the simcoe no doubt, but the Azacca hops that I have never had before, gives the pineapple and orange fruitiness that this beer is all about.

BrewDog - Elvis Juice

6.66

/10

On Facebook, we held a 'which beer to review' poll and the resounding winner was Elvis Juice.

BRLO - C4PO

6.5

/10

The first thing I get is the citrus which hits me, and then it has a bit of a bitter aftertaste

Erdinger - Weißbier

6.33

/10

This Bavarian beauty pours to a light hazy golden colour, with a huge, creamy frothy top.

Lukas - Helles

6

/10

Grab a couple because you won't be disappointed.

Hatherwood Craft Beer - Plunged Orange

6

/10

This beer is like Gotye - does one thing well, but doesn't bother doing anything else.

Brew York - Kaijuice

6

/10

A rollercoaster beer.

Hatherwood Craft Beer - Bitter Iron IPA

6

/10

This Bitter Iron IPA is 5.4%, just out of realms of a session beer, but it tastes like one.

St Peter's Brewery - Stormtrooper: Galactic Pale Ale

6

/10

This spacecraft ale looks awesome! The can design, the pint glass I ordered with the beers, the slogans... All of it.

Fyne Ales - Workbench

6

/10

Really crisp clean flavours and a lovely refreshing smooth finish.

BrewDog - Hazy Jane

6

/10

I’d recommend this as an good introductory beer for people who don’t like IPA’s.

The Five Points Brewing Co. - Five Points Pale

6

/10

It’s a solid beer, no complaints.

Fourpure Brewing Co. - Hemisphere Session IPA

6

/10

A nice golden colour to it and has a tropical aroma.

Oakham Ales - Citra.

6

/10

This is off the chart lemon and lime smell, as you'd expect from beer thats unique selling point is that is made out of 100% citra.

BAD Co. - Off Tempo Milkshake IPA

6

/10

This Milkshake IPA has quite honestly meddled with the resident angel and devil on my shoulders. I am conflicted. Possibly the most conflicted I’ve been since QI and Love Island started to share the same broadcast time.

Salt Beer Factory - Jute Session IPA

6

/10

This is a very aromatic IPA, really hits you as your pouring it.

Cusqueña - lager

6

/10

On the 'buds the sweetness is there, but richer, taking on a sweet honey feel, rather than a one dimensional sugar hit, which is good. A crisp clean finish is also welcome.

Foundry Brew Pub - Canterbury Pale Ale

6

/10

To taste it is well carbonated and fruity, with the slightest hints of grapefruit. A very easy drinking pale.

Williams Bros. Brewery - Otis Blood Orange IPA

6

/10

The taste of orange (which is the main flavour from this beer) is a rich and well-rounded flavour and is a great summer drink.

Steam Brew - Session IPA

5.5

/10

No stand out flavours, just watery fizzy beer, but no complaints from me.

Innis & Gunn - Tropic like it's hop

5

/10

A very basic drink compared to the other range of beers that I've tried from Innis & Gunn,

Dogma Brewery - Hoptopod

5

/10

The taste range runs from the oily mango that covers your tongue, leaning back to the monster hops that finish the journey with bitter, dry notes.

71 Brewing Co. -Left Coast

5

/10

It has a strong hoppy smell. It's drinkable but nothing special. It's certainly not sessionable.

Earth Station - Toasted Wheat Table Beer

5

/10

It does it's job very well, but it isn't pushing the boundaries.

Foundry Brew Pub - Foundryman's Gold

5

/10

This golden ale has sweet, warming smell with low carbonation and no head. It is an easy drinking, no problems ale.

Bevog - Tak Pale Ale

4

/10

It takes you on a taste journey which you could compare to a commute.

Brewgooder - Cleanwater

4

/10

That they use their profits to fight water poverty is great.

Chang - Classic Lager Beer

4

/10

It smells fresh and a little bit sweet, but with a slightly spicy smell as well.

Camden - Show Off Lager

3

/10

It sits on your tongue like an undesirable whose just tarmac‘d your driveway.

Salt Beer Factory - Alpaca DDH

3

/10

The can is cool, has a jazzy honeycomb pattern and I love the logo, very trendy.

Vocation - Divide and Conquer

2

/10

On the can it states 'character this strong will always split opinion', and they are not wrong.

Red Rye - Captain Pale Ale.

2

/10

Wish this Captain would go down with the ship.

71 Brewing Co. - Raspberry Mash

2

/10

This beer has been staring at me every time I open my fridge, intimidating me, mocking me.

Mystery Beer

2

/10

Goose - Midway IPA

2

/10

The flowery IPA must be to many peoples taste, but not mine.

Foundry Brew Pub - Imperial Itzunma Stout

2

/10

This is where my lack of experience shows - it was just too strong for me. The alcohol was pretty much all I could work out from the taste, as the dark malt and roasted 'stuff' was muddled together on my palate.

Fullers - Black Cab Stout

1

/10

As tasty as an ashtray smoothie.