Writing this something on the fly, I had a couple of bottles of Thornbridge Halcyon last night, an excellent 7.7% American Hopped Pale Ale. Whether you read this blog for fun, just to keep in touch, or to find out what beermerchants.com has on offer – I might suggest do not miss out on this excellent hoppy brew. I must admit I feel a shade silly writing – “You have to try this…” but, along with the Bracia, also from this brewery – this is cracking beer!
This style of beer is few and far between, when produced by an English brewery – and one of growing note – and at £3.80 a bottle a steal!
Better written notes than I can – from the Reluctant Scooper “here I was with a pint of Halcyon. This had been crammed full of extra hops and certainly had a full floral nose complete with itchy hayfevery nosefeel. Sustained alcohol all the way down, tempered by clean citrics. The second pint was finer, the third pint sublime. I was expecting this to be rampant hoppiness and was kindly surprised to find it more than drinkable. If Jaipur is athletic, Halcyon is muscular – and revels in flexing its way down your throat.”