A simple name for a beer that is pretty darn complex - souropod combines two things Staggeringly Good Brewery knows best: beer and dinosaurs.
A cunning and pretty sharp play on the moniker 'sauropod' for dinosaurs of the four-legged variety (think your Diplodocuses, Brontosauruses etc), the witty play on words is nothing compared to the sharp bite of this sour.
As far as kettle sours go this one ticks all of the boxes: it's vibrant in colour, big in flavour and viciously tart. Staggeringly so.
The fruitiness of the lychee and the sweetness of the papaya are immediately obvious in the aroma, but there's also a lingering tartness even there that is an omen of what is to come.
The pour is a pale orange colour but what wasn't expected was the amount of sediment that came out with the pour. While this didn't take anything away from the beer, I did have to keep stirring it up with a spoon which was certainly a first for me.
The flavour is sharp, very sharp. Like trying to bite straight down on a lychee kind of sharp, but this is combined with the fruitiness of the papyapa and lychee that bring it together wonderfully.
The aftertaste keeps a lot of the fruitiness but brings a fizzy, sherbert-type sensation to your mouth which is intriguing and makes you want to dive in for another sip.
As you would expect from this brewery and a beer called Souropod, the can design features a dinosaur. Not the most obvious sauropod, it looks like they've opted for an Iguanadon or...similar.
Whatever it is, the black drawing on pale blue background is very effective visually, as is the colour pops of the lychee and papaya that the dinosaur is heading towards to feed upon.
There's not much in the way of information on the can but what is there are the most important parts, the beer name, style and brief description along with the usual details.
We got ours from a place called Pangolin in Hillsborough, Sheffield; but if you're not local and want to get your hands on this Triassic face-tingler, then you can grab a can from Craft n Berry for £4.63.
Also worth checking out your local bottle shop for one too.