10 April 2021

Twice Tangled Badger Beers IPA (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK

Twice Tangled Badger Beers IPA

Badger Ales is a favourite brewer of mine. There seems a proud history that comes with this Twice Tangled double hopped Indian Pale Ale. Seven generations of brewers since 1777 have been brewing at Badger Ales. I've enjoyed many of their beers in the past, but this 5.2% in volume Twice Tangled seems to have escaped me.

WGV or Whitbread Goldings Variety hops, as well as Centennial and Amarillo hops were used in the brewing, with a very secretive sounding "specially selected malt". On opening the bottle there was a fresh sweet malt smell similar to amber malt, and a herbal hop aroma. This deep amber coloured ale was a surprise to all of my senses. I was expecting a golden IPA.

The initial taste of the rich sweet malts don't lean towards an IPA. This Twice Tangled looks and tastes similar to an amber ale. There was a hint of pale malt, but only a hint. The mixture of fresh crisp herbal hops lean further towards an amber ale, and further away from the Indian Pale Ales I'm used to. This Twice Tangled is an amber ale in disguise, and a very tasty one at that. I'll definitely have to have another bottle or two for regular enjoyment.

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