After being in hospital all week after the birth of my fourth child, I was in need of a proper steak to devour. I dropped into Hotel Gosford as they have a great menu of pub food, so I might as well have a beer. They have Stockade Brew Co. Hop Splicer XPA… which I have never tried before, so I’m giving that a go! Because who doesn’t love a fruity beer!
What they say: We’ve spliced the best of an ultra-sessionable pale ale with grapefruit undertones allowing the zesty flavours to slice through every sip.
What I say: It pours golden with a white head. I definitely get that grapefruit aroma and taste. Its fruity, no malt, and no real bitterness. It’s quite a nice drop. Its light and refreshing, very sessionable.
But what would I know? I’m just a guy that loves great beer 😊🍺
8 hops out of 10
Brewery: Stockade Brew Co.
Format: 330ml bottle
Bought from: Hotel Gosford