So it's Boxing Day and after the excitement of that ridiculously dark and decadent imperial stout yesterday, it's time for an IPA. This is my first beer of the day after shaking my mental hangover from yesterday (16 beers, too much red wine & a slug of Spirit of Broadside) I need to get back on the horse before going for a walk.
Today we have Nomada Humala IPA from Spain. It's certainly not weak at 7.3%, but not mental either.
As you can see from the photo, head retention is no problem for this chap as it's ridiculously carbonated.
On the nose you get a lovely sweet medley of tropical fruits... pineapples, mangoes, grapefruit, blood orange and a tiny hint of caramel and biscuits.
When you take a sip, you get EXACTLY what you're expecting... all of that fruit really works well together and it's not overly sweet, the flavours are great, with just that little bit of malt and bitterness holding it all together.
The mouthfeel is lovely - incredibly smooth, meaning it's highly drinkable?
Overall? We have another winner! I think this is my perfect IPA. It's not too heavy, but not too light. It's simply incredible, and I really love the label too! I would definitely buy more of this, although not regularly as it cost me almost a fiver a bottle!
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and are enjoying Boxing Day!