J B
(@jblovesbeer)

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Dedicated craft beer tasting and musing profile. Based in London/Surrey 🇬🇧 Personal IG: @sazerac213

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J B
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5 Hours Ago

The Mind Melt IIPA from @greenpoint.beer is the last of my Manhattan swag, at least until February when I head over there myself! 🎉 (Any recommendations?) So obviously the can art needs addressing, I don’t think anyone to could see this on the shelves and not immediately find yourself purchasing one on the strength of the psychedelic pattern alone. Fortunately this isn’t all looks and no substance: a gloriously hazy, hoppy juice bomb resides within. 3.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #greenpointbeerandale #iipa #dipa #ipa #monday

J B
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1 Day 2 Hours Ago

Quench Quake from @brewdogofficial is another one of the relatively new range to be found in @Tesco. The bottle art reminds me of @beerproject_bxl bottles for some reason. Anyway: pours light amber with a smattering of large bubbles, mild sour nose, direct saison flavouring, with a grapefruity aftertaste reminiscent of Elvis Juice. An easy recommend for someone who hasn’t braved a saison before. 3/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #brewdog #saison #sunday

J B
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2 Days 4 Hours Ago

Picked up by my Mum when she recently found herself in Lyme Regis, this Hive Beer Craft Pale Ale from @piddle_brewery is traditional pub fodder. Poured yellow-meets-amber with a cursory set of bubbles for a head; the flavour profile felt very English in terms of hops, with a malty biscuit aftertaste. 2.25/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #piddlebrewery #paleale #saturday

J B
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3 Days 2 Hours Ago

Peanut Butter Milk Stout from @belchingbeaver is one of those beers that no one seems to talk about all that much, but which often appears in bottle shop fridges only to fly off the shelves fairly rapidly. A quiet achiever, effortlessly winning over the masses to the milky dark side. It’s exactly as it intimates: a silky, dark velvet of peanut tones. It feels pretty luxury. It is it better than @hammertonbrew’s version of the style? To close to call. 3.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #belchingbeaver #milkstout #peanut #friday

J B
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4 Days 6 Hours Ago

The second of the beers from my NYC haul was Oribital Elevator from @burlingtonbeer. A deep, milky yellow to almost orange Double IPA with a sticky, thin white head that laces the glass. The heavy mouthfeel is a product of the oat flakes no doubt, the thrust of citrus hoppiness is pronounced and prominent (but welcome). Top quality 🤤 4/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #burlingtonbeercompany #dipa #thursday

J B
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5 Days 5 Hours Ago

Hunter Helles Lager from @gipsyhillbrew: clear, light, golden liquor with a brilliant white head; crisp and tangy on the palate, and scratchy on the throat. An ideal bev for watching the football on a Sunday. Best served ice cold. 3.25/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #gipsyhillbrewery #lager #helles #wednesday

J B
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6 Days 6 Hours Ago

Cream Soda IPA from @twotribesbrew sounded like a safe bet, the can and the initial pour very much looked the part. The reality was frankly quite weird: wood. Woodiness on the nose and woodiness on the palate, with no real other flavour of note 🤔 I hate giving a bad review, but after a valiant attempt to power through, this was a drain pour for me. 1/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #twotribes #ipa #tuesday

J B
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7 Days 5 Hours Ago

HOPS from @northernmonk x @garagebeerco is part of The Trilogy of IPAs recently released by the Leeds powerhouse brewery. The big story here is the sweetness of the beer, despite being a Triple IPA, gone was the bitterness and dryness one might expect - instead saccharine sweetness reigned, it threatened to be overwhelming, but held back just about. Otherwise, golden yellow with a sizeable fluffy head, hops on the nose. 3/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #northernmonk #tipa #monday

J B
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9 Days 5 Hours Ago

Soft Touch NE IPA from @unbarred_brewery is a textbook iteration of the style. Hoppy but not dank, fruity but not juicy, thin and crispy rather than hazy and heavy. Only downside was the rather insane over-carbonation, practically popping out of the can, produced super head on the pour, and felt a bit aggressive in the mouth. 2.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #unbarredbrewery #neipa #saturday

J B
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10 Days 6 Hours Ago

“I kissed a girl and I liked it, tastes like cherry chocolate” are the lyrics to Katy Perry’s breakthrough hit an old friend of mine once used to insist. Not sure about that, but I am sure that this Dot Matrix Imperial Stout from @lefthandedgiantbrewing x @stillwater_artisanal is choc full (!) of chocolatey cherry-ness! Pours flat, still, and deepest black like a witchy potion; kept its scent to itself mostly, all the action was on the swallow: rich, thick, with flavours reminiscent of cocoa and the glistening red jewel from atop a Bakewell tart. 4/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #lefthandedgiant #stillwaterartisanal #imperialstout #friday

J B
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11 Days 5 Hours Ago

The second can from my Stateside haul, Osprey’s Fresh Catch (Season 4) is a triple dry hopped IPA from @horusagedales x @octopibrew. Poured a thick hazy golden orange, with a clean head. Practically humming with dank citrus pith smells, danced a merry hop jig in the mouth, before imprinting lemony melons on the palate. Hard to put down. 3.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #horusagedales #octopibrewing #ipa #thursday

J B
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12 Days 5 Hours Ago

The seasonal phantom series from @beavertownbeer can sometimes be difficult to track down, almost like trying to catch a ghost in a third of a pint glass. This Berliner Weisse is pure cool: cool can art wrapped around a laidback liquor. Billed as earl grey tea and bergamot, I was more minded of traditional, flat, cloudy lemonade. With such a low ABV this is true easy drinking, hard to dislike. 3/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #berlinerweisse #wednesday

J B
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13 Days 5 Hours Ago

My dear Mum asked recently if I wanted anything from the States when she visited New York, and so I seized the opportunity to get my mitts on some unusual American brews. The chap in @carminestreetbeers recommendations began with this impy stout from @interboronyc. Special Counsel glugged from the can like tar, settling with a coffee cream head. Strong coffee notes on the nose, espresso flavours on the mouth, rich and hearty on the swallow. Like a liquid dark chocolate truffle 🙌🏼 4.24/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #interboronyc #imperialstout #tuesday #carminestreetbeers

J B
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14 Days 6 Hours Ago

Enjoyable simplicity. Sometimes it’s all about Occam’s razor when it comes to beer, and More Glow Amarillo from @lefthandedgiantbrewing is the embodiment of that principle. Hazy yellow on the pour with a fresh white head, hints of activity in the liquor herald a dry and scratchy mouthfeel and swallow, with a pleasurable single note hop aftertaste. Fun and to the point. 3.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #lefthandedgiant #ipa #monday

J B
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16 Days 4 Hours Ago

Liesölve from @verdantbrew x @duggesbryggeri is simply smashing. Ultra cloudy orange to pour, moving with a purpose that implies oats and full bodied-ness. Citrus peels on the nose, papaya flavours, with a chalky aftertaste. Fun can art wraps up the whole thing and seals the deal 😇 4/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #verdant #duggesbryggeri #ipa #saturday

J B
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17 Days 4 Hours Ago

Autumn! Red leaves! Red ale! Peckham Rye from @brickbreweryse15 was great from a can, but I reckon would be even better on keg. Poured a slothful red to almost brown, with a dirty reddish head; crawled like a great, sweet snake of woody rye flavours around the palate, leaving dry caramel tones in its aftermath. Yummy. 3.25/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #brickbrewery #redale #friday

J B
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18 Days 6 Hours Ago

I’m still vary wary of the brut IPA trend which seemed to ripple across the craft beer world o’er the Summer, having been stung a number of times. Yeah Yeah Yeah DDH Brut IPA from @magicrockbrewing x @way lam_brewery is a breath of fresh air in this regard: it’s actually rather good! Poured fresh and crisp, nice yellow to light orange colouring, a jovial white head, floral nose, cleansing lemons on the swallow, with a wine-tang. 3.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #magicrock #wylambrewery #ddh #ipa #brutipa #thursday

J B
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19 Days 5 Hours Ago

A the darker nights draw in, so darker beers become more desirous: Small Stout with Chocolate & Vanilla from @northbrewco is perfect in this regard. The liquor poured a languid black with a medium tan head, swirling like a milkshake; clear and non watery chocolate and vanilla notes predominate (as expected), with the hearty stout aftertaste one looks for. The low ABV means that one is able to sink a few without experiencing the addled state one might expect from a stout session. A gateway drug for non-dark beer drinkers? 3.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #northbrewingco #stout #wednesday