Tonight's brewery has really impressed me over the past few months. With a re-brand and a new wave of really great beers I can see them stealing shelf space at the shop for some time to come..
Arbor Yakima Valley IPA - 7%
The aroma is floral and fruity. Grapefruits with orange and lemon. A little sherbet and just a very mild hint of earthy spice.
It's big in the flavour, but it's very (and dangerously) quaff-able for 7%! Drying and bitter, it would probably go down a hell of a lot better on a sunny Sunday afternoon instead of a bleak winters night. There's apricot and a little melon, dry straw and an orange rind tang which lingers long into the deep finish.
Great beer, great new branding, looking forward to more of Arbor's offerings in the future!