4 May 2024

Original Stormtrooper Goon Squad West Coast IPA By @SpectreUK

Original Stormtrooper Goon Squad West Coast IPA

May the fourth be with you.

It's Star Wars Day today. If you're not a fan or if you haven't seen any of the movies or the new Disney series of various characters from various times between the movies doing various things, you may be missing out. If you don't like SciFi at all, you still might like this beer. If you don't like beer, hopefully my writing may help to distract you from your daily grind.

Whether you consider yourself a goody-two-shoes Jedi or a baddass Sith Lord, the little green fella in charge of everything nice, Yoda says; " For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." So, if you understood that, Jedis are the shiny ones, and Sith prefer dark colours and particularly red.

This Goon Squad West Coast IPA is 5.5% in volume. It has a Stormtrooper in disguise on the front. He must be trying to blend in with the good guys. Typically a West Coast India Pale Ale will have citrus and tropical fruity bitterness, perhaps with a hint of pine and then sweet malts. Goon Squad should live up to that nicely, and if I drink enough of it, I might get a red nose too.

On opening the Goon Squad can there was a tropical fruity citrus hops aroma, with a woody note, and also malts in the background. On taste this bright golden West Coast IPA did pretty much what it said on the can. Okay, so there weren't any Stormtroopers in disguise with red noses, but there were cutting citrus and tropical hops to begin with, followed by more than a hint of pine, and then the sweet pale malts to finish. Very tasty indeed. It washed down my pork chops a treat.

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