Category Archives: American Brut IPA

Heroes x Young Master Dom Houblon Pêche

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co. x Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7%
Style: American Brut IPA
Other Notes: Vintage 2018. Bière Houblonnée Brut à la Pêche

Brewer Description: (from can) bière issue d’une collaboration entre les pantalons rouges et les saucisses. (Translation – beer from a collaboration between red pants and sausages?)

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml 360 lid can, canned on 20th November 2018, and with a best before date of 20th August 2019. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Peach, canned peach, a little plastic-y, with a dash of lime.
Taste: Tart, peach, mandarin skin, wheat and a lime finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation.
Overall: I like the aroma, but the fruity peach flavours, while there, don’t last long, maybe it’s the strong dryness that kicks in. I preferred the original version more.

Magic Rock x Wylam Yeah Yeah Yeah

Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing x Wylam
Country: England
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Brut IPA
Other Notes: Malts – Golden Promise and Maris Otter. Hops – T90-Lemon Drop and Mandarina Bavaria / Cyro-Loral and Citra

Brewer Description: (from can) DDH Brut IPA.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 14th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had decent retention and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit rind, lemon, melon, pine resin and herbal notes.
Taste: Light sweetness, citrusy, lemon zest, grapefruit rind, white grape, pear, floral and a touch herbal.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice crispness and overall drinkable. But maybe I don’t really understand this style, as I’ve yet to try one that I really enjoy.

Pressure Drop Breaking Out Of My Tomb

Brewery: Pressure Drop Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 7%
Style: American Brut IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Ekuanot and Mosaic. DDH @ 20g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) Our Brut IPA pares back the beer to give pure expression to the flavours of the hops. Dry, fruity and crisp.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.51
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, packaged on 12th November 2018, and with a best before date of 12th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy golden yellow orange colour with one finger white fluffy head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: A bit light, but there’s melon, papaya, grapefruit rind, grass, onion and straw.
Taste: Bitter, unripe tropical fruits with touches of melon and papaya. Grapefruit, grass, straw, slightly dank, citrus peel.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, somewhat dry, light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: There was fruit, but it was largely unripe and less flavourful. The crispness was nice, but it didn’t feel as dry as I’d expect from a Brut IPA. I think overall it was ok, but not a top Brut IPA.

Young Master x Heroes Dom Houblon

Brewery: Young Master Brewery x Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6.6%
Style: American Brut IPA
Other Notes: Vintage 2018. Bière Houblonnée Brut. Brut, citronné, soigné

Brewer Description: (From YM webshop) Dom Houblon is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Young Master and Heroes Beer Co., two of the highest rated craft breweries in Hong Kong. It is an extra-dry Brut IPA that has a finishing gravity of under 1 plato (under 10g/L of residual sugar). With minimal bitterness and a heavy dry hop featuring Loral, Mosaic and Ekuanot hops, the brew is dry, lemony, fruity and thirst-quenching.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 11th May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Strong melon and citrusy pith, light grain, biscuit and a sweet cantaloupe-y finish.
Taste: Sweet malts, light bitterness, lots of melon, grapefruit, lemon zest, a touch grainy, grass and a long melon finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Started off pretty good already, but it definitely grew on me the more I drank it as the melon and citrus really came through.