The Beginner Brewer: Devil's Peak King's Blockhouse IPA

Friday, 14 September 2012

Devil's Peak King's Blockhouse IPA

Today I review a lovely little number from Devil's Peak Brewing Company and one of the few proper IPAs around in the South African craft beer scene (which is a shame really).

Devil's Peak King's Blockhouse IPA

(500ml bottled; 6% ABV)






Colour: Copper
Aroma: Floral citrus, grapefruit.
Taste: This is a big, super hoppy beer with first tastes of perfume, resinous pine, and grapefruit. Hints of diacetyl are present but not overpowering.  There's a lovely malty backbone that rounds out the beer. It finishes nice and dry with a slight bitter pine aftertaste.

Pair this one with strong flavours like a Thai curry or chilli dish. Also, after your second one, be warned: the hops will dominate your palate and all tastes after that will never be the same! A wonderful, wonderful hop monster of a beer indeed.

Also, kudos to Devil's Peak BC for the great label. Craft beer also celebrates other artisans and the playful label and great design really add to the experience of having a finely brewed beer. Cheers!



6 comments:

  1. Great write up. Posted on our Facebook and Twitter account. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Thanks for that! You guys rock!

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  3. Glad you enjoy the beer. This beer has been my pride and joy as the developer and co-founder of Devil's Peak Beers and Brewing Company. Visit my site http://www.truthtomaterial.com to follow be on my journey, learn more about the beers and future creations coming your way!

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  4. Thanks Greg! An excellent site for an excellent beer.. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next!

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  5. The best IPA in the country by far ....

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  6. The best IPA in the country by far ....

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