Friday, December 23, 2016

On the 22nd day of Xmas

A visit to Bradford gave me a chance to compare and contrast two beers from one of my favourite breweries. I visited the Record Cafe in North Parade (a must visit part of the city if you happen to be there) and discovered to my pleasure that they had North Riding 'Us Session IPA' and 'US IPA' on the bar at the same time.

The former was 3.8%, and contained Chinook, Galena, and Summit hops. As session beers go, it was pretty tasty, although when compared with its bigger brother there was a lack of malty background.

The latter was 5.5% and contained a combination of Centennial and Falconers 7 hops.

I would have been hard pushed to choose a favourite between the two. All I can say is that both of them were better than any other beers I had on my travels, and I did try some old favourites. A testament to an excellent brewery.

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