Stranger danger is always something to be aware of. There's a lot of weird folks out there. Sharing one of these with a stranger may help you feel safer though.
A mega-juicy IPA brewed with some ingredients normally reserved for other beers, including Maris Otter and CaraGold malt which is traditionally used in English bitters, all building up a fruity picture that is just as enjoyable as the can art.
More common ingredients in this IPA include Mosaic, Sabro and Idaho 7 hops to really boost the juiciness and add in a little dankness for balance.
Strangers IPA: Taste Test
Fruity aromas with a lot of tropical fruit present, notably pineapple and mango with a little resinous aroma too. Pours hazy with a light colour, the colour of pineapple juice with a yellow pale tinge.
The first flavour is mainly carbonation with the fizz, but then you get a fruit basket of fruit flavours ranging from lemon bitterness to orange sweetness, there's a pithiness to the texture which make it quite dense and rich, with a little pine and grassiness to help balance the fruit.
The aftertaste allows more of the bitterness of the hops to come through, but some of it is more fruity bitterness like you'd get in grapefruit to go with the hoppy bitterness.
Strangers IPA: Can notes
The artist for all of Beak Brewery can design is Jay Cover, whose approach is to use bright colours and loose drawings to create sharp, eye-catching labels; and they're very effective.
For strangers we have a collection of different coloured heads, presumably who have never met before, all crowded together with different facial expressions.
I'm no art critic so I can't comment on the meaning of the design, but I know it ties in well with the beer name and it's bright simplicity makes me really love it.
The back of the label has some information about the beer, along with a beer bio that is written really informally which gives off a friendly vibe. I love a silver can, to me it represents the industrial nature of craft beer and the can contrasting with the label is very cool.
Buy Beak Brewery's Strangers IPA
Don't let this beer be a stranger to you any longer by buying it online at Hop Burns Black for just £5.40 a can.
We got ours from local beer shop Beer Central, so it's definitely also worth rooting around your local.
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.