Matt's Pick of the Week - 3rd June

Updated: Jun 30, 2018

My beer of the week is Compulsory Fun by Left Handed Giant x Magic Rock Brewing x Deya Brewing!

When three of my favourite breweries get together to make an India Pale Ale, my expectations are high.

This beer stepped up and delivered an IPA with a great citrus and pine flavour, with aromas from the Citra, Mosaic & Columbus hops. The added coriander bringing a nice rounded finish to the bitterness. It’s lovely to sip on a beer that is routed in the West Coast India Pale Ale style with a slight nod to the current love for NEIPAs with a slightly softer mouthfeel.

Overall this beer stood out for me as it wasn’t a juice bomb, but a solid West Coast style, with a juicy hit of citrus and pine with a rounded mouthfeel and lingering bitterness.

I am a big fan of Left Handed Giant and can’t wait to get more of their awesome beers in the fridge over the coming months!