Life is jungly sometimes. The urban jungle, the office jungle, the social jungle, the actual jungle. Ironically, this beer is NOT a jungle. Just FYI.
I think it's a commentary on the socio-economic factors that govern most of our lives now, and that as human beings we're packed so closely together than any environment can become a dog-eat-dog, jungle-type landscape at any point.
Or i'm massively overthinking it and it's just a cool name for a good beer. Who knows.
With lots of tropical notes including grapefruit and pineapple, along with the associated bitterness of the hops, this New England pale ale is very much true to form of many East Coast ales - but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Tons of fruitiness in the aroma, with definite tropical fruit notes bursting forth from the can along with a hint of pine scent which balances it well.
The pour is lovely and golden, pouring quite thick with a crisp, white head that allows the tropical aromas to really shine. The flavour is quite bitter on first sip, but it's creamy and very smooth to drink and the bitterness doesn't hang around long before turning into the sweet and juicy fruit flavours.
The aftertaste is quite hoppy but full of flavour, with the full-bodied bitterness rounding out the beer in a way that keeps you coming back for more.
It's very arty and abstract which works really well with the colour combinations contrasting really nicely with the silver can as a background.
Not entirely sure how it equates to jungles, but there are definitely some elements of foliage or wilderness in there that would suggest a real jungle, combined with some more blocky, building-style shapes which would suggest an urban jungle.
Whatever the intention, it's a really cool can. There's lots to look at and it really does stand out nicely. The Pressure Drop logo at the top front of the can is typical of all their cans, with the smaller beer name at the bottom allowing the can design to take centre stage.
If you think you can tame your inner Mowgli, then you can swing this into your fridge for £5.82 from Honest Brew if you're a member. If you're not a member, then you'll have to pay £6.29.
We would massively recommend you joined though. After all, it's like a jungle sometimes out there.