Orkney IPA – Swannay Brewery

From Orkney Scotland’s Swannay Brewery (Highland Brewing Co.) comes their “Orkney IPA”.  This beer was brought back from Scotland by my dad while he was on vacation for a wedding.  The beer poured a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma of this beer is of citrus (lemon), pine, grapefruit and bitter hops.  The flavour of the beer is of citrus, pine and hops.  This beer has a nice hopieness given by the Goldings hops used but it is by no means an American Style IPA.  The alcohol content of the beer is 4.8%.

Commercial Description:  A modern IPA, not overly bitter but still nicely ‘hoppy’ and at 4.8%, just about a session IPA for a sensible night’s drinking. The hop profile is nothing short of stunning.

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