15 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Quiet early on.
|BrewDog - Hop Fiction||5.20||Typical BrewDog Pale Ale, shortish measure,|
17 Nov 2016 (McGargle)
Friendly buzz. Great service.
|Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPA||4.10||A more mellow take on a pale ale.|
|BrewDog - Ace of Equinox||4.50||Single hopped with Equinox. Dry fruity pale ale.|
|Stone - Arrogant Bastard (keg)||7.20||This was brewed and canned in Berlin. Not impressed. None of the body or depth of the San Diego original. Shame I bought two cans to take away. I'll more carefully check the provenance next time I try Stone beer.|
09 Jun 2016 (McGargle)
Genial late night.
|BrewDog - Elvis Juice||6.50||Infused with tart grapefruit it's a refreshing beer with restrained hopping.|
16 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Busy and friendly
|BrewDog - Jet Black Heart||4.70||Seems very gas dependent. Tonight, slightly thin with limited mouthfeel.|
|Stone - Grainiac||8.50||Another slightly sweet and creamy offering. Shame that we don't see the old Stone favourites so often with all these new releases. (Keg)|
03 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Friendly, informed service.
|Stone - 24 Carrot||8.50||Badly misjudged and complicated. Overly sweet and creamy.|
23 Dec 2015 (McGargle)
Very busy. Clearly the new BrewDog on Castle gate hasn't affected custom.
|Stone - Ruination 2||8.50||A new incarnation of an old favourite. Different malt/hop balance but still great beer. (Keg)|
|BrewDog - Hopped-Up Brown Ale||6.50||I'll just quote BrewDog: 'Brown ales are perfect foils for resinous C-Hops, as the piney elements of the latter contrast brilliantly with the sweeter, nutty elements of the malt bill. The best of both worlds.' Agreed.|
|Stone - Go To IPA||4.50||Lower abv so lacks some body but, as you'd expect from Stone, a huge hop resence and smooth malts. (Keg)|
|BrewDog - Black IPA||5.30||This didn't work too well. Starnge mishmash of malt and hops; no real direction.|
21 Mar 2015 (McGargle)
Well, in a lined glass I was served short measure - 10mm below. Asked for a top up to be told 'It'll be a full measure when it settles'. Asked again, more forcibly, when it was topped up with such bad grace. A case of the staff being more important than the customer. Not punk anarchy but rampant capitalism.
|Wild Beer Co. - Ninkasi||7.50||The bottled version is a fresh saison enlivened with apple juice and would be 4*. This was muddled: unclear style and the apple freshness was totally absent. (Keg)|
19 Feb 2015 (McGargle)
Busiest of the craft beer bars.
|BrewDog - Dead Pony Club||3.80||As ever. Painful rebranding to Dead Pony Ale. |
02 Feb 2015 (McGargle)
Still like this place but flumoxxed the staff when I asked why beer names hade changed. Not too sure I understand either but I'm guessing; corporate branding. Not quite the Punk way??
|Stone - Arrogant Bastard (keg)||7.20||Initially dull but improved as it warmed in the glass.|
27 Jan 2015 (McGargle)
Busiest of the craft beer bars.
|Tempest - Brave New World (keg)||7.00||Very drinkable IPA.|
|Fyne - Sublime Stout||6.80||Nothing like as rich as previous tastes. More a modest black IPA on this form.|
|Stone - Ruination (keg)||7.70||Not Tried||On the board but finished. Poor marks BrewDog. Ten minutes later board updated. Top marks BrewDog. |