Another double release from Sunday Road. Another cold IPA from Sunday Road. The first farmhouse ale from Sunday Road.
Sunday Road have been killing it with their cold IPAs, and 24hr Disco is no exception – so fresh and so clean, clean.
To begin with, it’s clear as all get-out. You can see every single bubble rising to the top of the glass, like patrons making their way to the dance floor when their favourite jam comes on. A light, floral, sherbetty aroma has you reminiscing of candy bracelets and necklaces, while the pineapple flavour of BRU-1 hops combines with the coconut of Sabro before popping with an aftertaste of bitterness. All up, there’s this lovely clean piña colada vibe… which makes me think of the song Escape… which makes me think of a previous Sunday Road cold IPA. The SR crew really are in familiar territory with this one.
As for the next beer, Wild Light guides the Sunday Road team into less familiar territory with a peach and apricot farmhouse sour. But they’ve (cleverly) gone with a softly, softly approach, beginning their foray into farmhouse with a gentle and juicy number.
Peach and apricot additions make this a cup of nectar, with the taste of slightly underripe fruits that bring all the flavour of the stonefruit but not all their sweetness. The brewery refers to "a medley of sequentially pitched yeasts", and this mixed culture brings a hint of earthy spices and some back-of-mouth tartness gets the saliva glands working. But the farmhouse quality is quite gentle. This doesn't taste like a horse blanket or goat cheese, but more like a walk through the orchard nearest the barn. Sure, you can smell the presence of animals and the bundles of hay, but they fade away under the weight of the stonefruit surrounding you.
Published April 28, 2022 2022-04-28 00:00:00