Dark Star Brewing Co. was established in 1994 and remains a leader and stalwart of the British beer scene, producing a wide variety of styles in keg and bottle.
Belgian IPA, Dark Star Brewing Co., Partridge Green, near Horsham, West Sussex
I’m not entirely clear what makes this of Belgian influence, but it’s superb. If only it weren’t of a %abv that knocks your socks off, but I’m told it’s hard to get this depth of flavour at low alcohol levels. Like Jamie, I too have drunk their Hophead from a box and enjoyed it, but this is on another level. Caramel and malt for days, deep like Atlantis but with elegance that makes you come back for more and not tire. Lovely enveloping slightly resinous well integrated yet pronounced hops over a tropical mid-palate. 8.5/10