Souropod
WE RATE IT: 4.75 / 5
A simple name for a beer that is pretty darn complex - souropod combines two things Staggeringly Good Brewery knows best: beer and dinosaurs.
Brewed in Portsmouth, England by Staggeringly Good Brewery
30/05/2021

Souropod Review

A simple name for a beer that is pretty darn complex - souropod combines two things Staggeringly Good Brewery knows best: beer and dinosaurs.

Souropod - Can and Pour

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.

Souropod: Taste Test

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.

Souropod Untappd Review

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.

Souropod: Can Notes

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.

Buy Souropod Kettle Sour

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.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
5.7%
Brewery
Staggeringly Good Brewery
Vessel
Can
Size
440ml
Beer Bio
Lychee, papaya, sour
Style
Kettle Sour
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